This past weekend I had the joy and honor of speaking at Calvary Chapel Oceanside Women’s Christmas Tea. What a fun way to kick off the Christmas season. It’s always wonderful to get together with a bunch of women and enjoy good food, a lot of laughs, share God’s heart and have outstanding music by “Hilary and Kate”.
As I had been preparing for this event I knew I was going to be marrying two different things. Mary and Joseph being turned away at the Inn, and my own personal testimony based on my book, Big Girls Do Cry. Both have to do with rejection and trusting if God ordains it, He will surely make a way!
When Mary and Joseph were turned away at the Inn, I’m sure it had to be a little jarring for them no matter how strong their faith. Isn’t life like that? Sometimes you don’t know what’s coming around the corner and many things we endure on this earth we won’t have answered until we get to Heaven, but what we do know while we are here is God is a God of EVERY circumstance, yes even the most painful, because GOD IS THE KNOWN IN OUR UNKNOWNS.
Mary and Joseph trusted God with their complete circumstance even when it looked grim. We don’t hear about them getting upset at the innkeeper, but rather they put their faith in God and walked it out.
May we choose to do the same knowing the power of FAITH reflects the immeasurable power of GOD!