Christmas Countdown 2019….Day 13

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Well I just want to say if you are still with me on this Christmas Countdown Journey I am rather proud of you.

I know I have read through Luke before several times. I also know I have used it to look up answers in Bible Study books. But I don’t know that I have ever felt so impacted by how intense Jesus is.

Quite the contrast from all the warm fuzzies of the holidays.

Quite sobering when He answers a death threat from Herod with “Go tell that fox…”

He isn’t backing down.

He isn’t seeker friendly.

He speaks of a narrow way and warns that bad things happen to people.

All people.

And while we tend to ask “why do bad things happen to good people?”; He seems comfortable saying we really aren’t that ‘good’ after all. Any of us.

It would appear that He is not impressed with our being chummy with Him as a persona.

He speaks of narrow doors and the cutting down of fruitless trees.

We can feel the intensity of the ministry building as He nears the time of His final trip to Jerusalem.

He is determined to make the most of these last opportunities.

And so must we.

Continue pressing on with your reading.

I am right there with you and cheering you on.

If you have questions or thoughts jot them in the margin or in your journal and go back.

God is speaking to you and you want to have a teachable heart.

Bless you as you hang in there because the time you invest in study and reading will bear fruit in your life <3