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The Road To Calvary !!!!!!

04 Dec

And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6–7)

One would think that if God rules the whole world and caused an empire wide registration to bring Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, that He certainly could have seen fit to have a room available in the inn.

Yes, He could have, and even more, Jesus could have been born into a wealthy family. He could have turned stone into bread in the wilderness. He could have called 10,000 angels to help Him out in Gethsemane. He could have come down from the cross and saved Himself. Really, the  big question is not what God could have done, but what He wanted to do.

God’s will was that although Christ was rich, yet for our sake He became poor. The reason there were no vacancies in Bethlehem was for us. “For your sake He became poor” (2 Corinthians 8:9).

It may seem far fetched to some of you, but God rules everything, even motel vacancies, for the sake of His children. The road to Calvary started with no vacancies in Bethlehem and it ends with the cruel torture of the cross in Jerusalem.

We can’t forget what Jesus said, “He who would come after me must deny himself and take up his cross.”

When we became believers we became followers of Jesus. Recall what He said: “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you” (John 15:20).

It’s easy to cry out like Peter, “I will follow you wherever you go!” But how did Jesus respond, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no where to lay his head.”

Could God have seen to it that Jesus would have a room reserved at His birth? Certainly!!! But then that would have been a detour from the purpose of Calvary.

Something to think about as we ponder our Savior’s birth.

 

Shalom, until tomorrow, Lord willing,

 

Levi

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2014 in Advent, Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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27 responses to “The Road To Calvary !!!!!!

  1. paulfg

    December 4, 2014 at 4:54 am

    “But then that would have been a detour from the purpose of Calvary.” Thank God He allows us detours along the way. It is my best skill – popping down a rabbit hole because it looks interesting!

    Another “thinker” Levi – thank you!

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 4, 2014 at 11:41 am

      He allows us detours, but are the really detours and rabbit chasing? Another thinker! 🙂

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      • paulfg

        December 4, 2014 at 11:44 am

        LOL!!

        As I typed that comment I was thinking the same thing.

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  2. mzpresser

    December 4, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Yes a thinker!

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 4, 2014 at 11:40 am

      Keep on thinking, Melissa. Thats what we do. Have a great day!!! 🙂

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  3. Ron Whited

    December 4, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Great post Levi. No matter how many times I read about how for our sakes He became poor, I still wonder if I can actually comprehend it all.
    Have a blessed day my friend.
    Ron

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  4. realchange4u

    December 4, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Fact is we just don’t think like God thinks. I have gave up on trying to figure God out. I pray every day for the faith just to trust him more. We serve a mighty God indeed. He gave it all at calvary. Thank you Lord. I will never know all you have done. Bless your Holy name. Thanks for the post Levi this humbled me.

    Much love Tom

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  5. ColorStorm

    December 4, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Great thought that the Lord is in control of hotel vacancies. Indeed.

    I’ll go another route and say: ‘the road to Bethlehem leads through Calvary’. We generally do not see it this way, but makes perfect sense. Takes some thought to appreciate, but bless God, yes.

    On the other hand, obviously, there can be no Calvary without Bethlehem,

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 4, 2014 at 11:38 am

      It is all one big event just unfolding wasnt and isnt it? Thanks!! Have a great day.

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  6. atimetoshare

    December 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

    What a wondrous God we have!!🎇

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  7. wingedprisms

    December 4, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Thank you Levi! Great post! 🙂

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  8. Cynthia Reyes

    December 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Well said.

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  9. The True Light!

    December 4, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Jesus…lowly at birth, a servant in life, a Savior in death…but always humble. Wonderful post, Levi!

    TTL

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Jesus is all you’ve said. Thank you, brother!!

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      • The True Light!

        December 5, 2014 at 4:51 pm

        Thank you so much for your support this past year, Levi! May you always enjoy the peace which passes all understanding!

        TTL

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  10. ropheka

    December 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I like the fact that He was born with animals which shows Gods love for animals. Animals were the first to worship Him and then the sheppards which were outcasts in that society

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  11. Susan Irene Fox

    December 5, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Levi, what you’ve said here is so important. Too many times, I think, we expect things to go as we think they ought right here right now. We forget the taking-up-of-the-cross part. We forget the we-will-have-troubles part. We forget the persecuted-because-you-are-my-followers part. We forget our great reward awaits us in heaven.

    Keep reminding, us, Levi. We need to hear it.

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    • Levi Thetford

      December 5, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Lol. I dont have an agenda but just report on where I am. Its all about real life and that isnt always pretty. 😀

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  12. The Gospel of Barney

    December 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Born to die, as are we all, but died that we might all have eternal life!

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