25 NAMES OF CHRISTMAS – THE GATE/WAY

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Since July, we’ve had this plan.  Sell the house and build a new one on our 4 acres.  It was a great plan.  Almost immediately, we had a few calls.  One visit later, we had a buyer.  They rented month-to-month so they were the perfect buyer for a couple that wanted to build a house.  We were smiling from ear to ear.

“The heart of a son of man plans his ways and Lord Jehovah orders his steps.”~Prov 16:9

It was then that we started to see some rocks in our path.  We navigated around one and then stumbled over a few others that lay half buried.  Wasn’t until we came to a boulder that was as wide as the path, that we completely stopped and took a step back.  Occasionally, it is just one of us that notices that huge stony thing that is causing a problem, and then all bets are off as to how we deal with it and get around it.  However, when both of us notice it – at approximately the same time – we tend to know it is a “G-d thing” and we better be paying attention or start to look for an entirely different path.

So for the past two weeks, we have been considering the boulder in our path.  We knew we couldn’t go over it easily.  We knew that it would take some large equipment to move it off the path. We knew that it was in our path for a reason. We also knew that Someone had designed a path just for us without the boulder. So – – – we began to look for the GATE/WAY.

“I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Gate; if anyone will enter by me, he shall live and shall go in and out and shall find the pasture.”~Jn 10;9

Pastures are always nice. That’s what I love about Our Father.  He always provides a GATE/WAY for us to get to the pasture.  The GATE/WAY has always been there because He knew before we did that we would need one.

2000+ years ago, He placed the GATE/WAY in plain sight for all to see and access. Animals gathered round the manger. Angels sang songs around a bright star. Shepherds came out of the hills.  Wisemen traveled from afar.  A new mother and father kneeled in humble adoration and awe. The world was blessed on that morning long ago.  One step.  Lift the latch and the GATE/WAY swings open to the Father who waits patiently on the other side.

images (3)A little observation.

A little searching.

A little faith.

And – a whole lot of awe!

“Jesus answered, “I am the WAY and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really know me, you will knowb my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”~ John 14:6-7

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