After all the preparation and anticipation is over, there is peace. Reality sets in. The day has finally come for Jesus’ arrival. He is here. Now what? Now we continue on; not as we were before our preparations started, but with a bigger heart and more willing to follow Him. Remembering how we felt when giving to others and recreating that feeling by continuing to give of our time and friendship and love. God submitted Himself to this lowly state of mortality to experience pain, sickness, heartache and evil. Why? So He would know how to succor His people (you and me).
I didn’t use to be sure whether the Bible was just full of good advice or writings of real experiences of real people.
But, once I learned how to find out and then took the steps, it didn’t take long. It’s really quite simple: Read, Ponder and Pray
It’s a pattern to use to find out if anything is true. The Holy Spirit will witness to us of any truth; earth-shattering or miniscule. I have also found that I can know something is true without fully understanding its meaning. Sometimes that takes a lifetime of staying on the right path. References to related scriptures also help. 🙂
The Holy Bible IS writings of real people with real experiences. Jesus Christ is a real person. He IS the Savior of the world.
The Old Testament prophets all testified of Jesus Christ (Jehovah). Through Isaiah, the Lord gave the people a sign of Christ’s birth:
Isa. 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”