Day: December 9, 2020

The Great Exchange – (Matthew 11)

Matthew 11

Do you feel buried under the burdens of this world? Stressed? Anxious? Is your heart at peace, or are you bombarded by worrisome thoughts? God is offering you HIS peace today if you will take some time to be “yoked” to Him and His teaching. Read more here.

News Of The Day – December 9th

First Person Receives Covid-19 Vaccine

U.K’s, Margaret Keenan, was the first person to receive the new covd-19 vaccine. The 90 year old was quoted as saying, “I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against Covid-19. It’s the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the new year, after being on my own for most of the year.” Read more about the vaccine and Margaret here.


Christmas Star To Appear On December 21st

For the first time in nearly 800 years, a rare Christmas star will light up the sky at the start of this month’s winter solstice. The two largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, will align on Dec. 21 to create what’s sometimes referred to as the “Christmas Star” or the “Star of Bethlehem.” The best time to witness this year’s Christmas Star will be to look southwest as the sun sets. Read more about this exciting even there.


Sidewalk Prophets Host Christmas Tour  

Award-winning contemporary Christian band, Sidewalk Prophets, have partnered with Bethany Christian Services to put on a  virtual Christmas tour to raise awareness and funds to help orphans. Though the cost of admission to watch the “Great Big Family Christmas” livestream is simply to “pay what you can,” with a free option also available, paid access includes an exclusive virtual Christmas devotional with the band. Read more about the concert here.


Bake Off Between Dads Results In 15,000 Cookies Delivered To Essential Workers

Pennsylvania dads 58-year-old Scott McKenzie and his buddy 42-year-old Jeremy Uhrich started a cookie war between them resulting in a major positive impact on their community at large. When they got a positive response for dropping off their baked goods to essential workers, they decided to start, “Cookies for Caregivers”. Many joined in delivering homemade cookies to workers throughout the state. Read more about their efforts here.

December 9th – Isaiah 7:14

Isaiah 7:14

Could you imagine the confusion of Israel when they heard the prophecy concerning the promised Messiah being born from a virgin? I’m sure they wondered how it could come about. But we know with God nothing is impossible. And the virgin birth of Jesus shows that Lord is without sin, pure, and holy. For our great Immanuel, meaning God with us, was not born from any man, but is the begotten Son of God. He joyfully and willingly came to this earth to become the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world.