Thursday, December 24, 2009

No Vacancy

Luke 2:6-7

Exhausted from their journey, Mary and Joseph arrive in Bethlehem. The one inn has a "No Vacancy" sign out front. The kindly innkeeper takes pity on the expectant mother and allows them to seek shelter in the stable.

We reach a temporary destination on life's journey, and new difficulties crop up. Relief is short lived as we encounter crisis after crisis. Then God provides in unexpected ways. Strangers reach out and assist us. People a world away pray fervently for us. Somehow, the need is met even if it's not a permanent solution.

Today, we celebrate the Lord as our Provider.

14 comments:

Carla Gade said...

I'm enjoying your wonderful meditations, Susan. Thank you for giving us some special perspectives during this season. May you be blessed!

Jessica said...

Jehovah Jireh...isn't that the Lord our Provider?
He really is, in so many ways. What a wonderful God we know! Merry Christmas Susan! I hope this new year is filled with more than you could ask or imagine! God bless. :-)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carla -

Thanks for your kind comment. I wanted to do something a little different this year to keep the focus on Jesus.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

That's correct: Jehovah Jireh - the Lord our Provider. (I like to personalize it: the Lord MY Provider.)

I see so many examples of His provision in Scripture. Thank you for your prayers.

Blessings,
Susan :)

kristen said...

Absolutely!! What a mighty God we serve who is able to provide for all our needs.
Thanks, Susan.
Merry Christmas!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

Posts are scheduled for every day between now and December 28th. Hope you'll stop by if you have time.

Blessings,
Susan :)

quietspirit said...

Susan:
You've done it again. You have given me something to think about.
Thank you.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

The Word of God is so rich. I'm always amazed at the insights He gives me from passages I've read multiple times.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Angel said...

There was a song a few years ago, Jehovah Jireh My Provider and I loved that song because he is, even in the darkest times and the leanest.

Thank you for visiting my blog, I enjoyed your post immensely.

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Susan,
Most blessed Christmas! Thanks for sharing timely nuggets from this familiar portion of Scripture that are applicable today.
Susan

Lily Robinson said...

He has a perfect way of meeting all our needs as they arise.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Angel -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

I'll be posting every day through December 28th. Then, I'll return to my normal schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

Thanks. I hope you and your family had a blessed day. We returned home this evening after a fun time with our friends. I got lots of little kid hugs and kisses. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lily -

I received a special blessing today from a totally unexpected source.

Merry Christmas,
Susan :)