To Know and To Trust Are Not The Same

by Sandra Allen Lovelace  @SandraALovelace  #WallflowerWomen  #TimetobeYOU!

This month has been busy for me. In addition to a multiple-stop, business-pleasure trip across the US and back, I’ve been posting daily devotional videos titled Advent Readings for the Family. And this on the heels of the Time to be YOU women’s conference. All the more reason to pause and collect my thoughts in these precious preparation days before Christmas.

Since my Advent calendar begins with Genesis 1:1, let me admit I read the creation account for years without understanding various aspects of the event. I came to learn Jesus is the creative force exercised that week (John 1:3), and His coming is promised right after the Fall (Genesis 3:15).

His role as Redeemer was clear when I received the gift of faith through grace. But I had yet to grasp the truth that even as Jesus spoke light into existence He knew His future in a physical body included death on a Roman cross. He also knew He would be fully God at the same time He was fully man

As Immanuel, God with us, the Son was equipped for His divine assignment. His humanity would allow Jesus to relate to those He came to rescue. The perfect plan. Share on X

This will be my last blog post for 2019 as I’ll be on retreat from Christmas to January 1. Let me close out the year by thanking you for your faithful presence in my online world. Your Comments encourage my heart and spur me on to explore my God-given design and enjoy His purpose.

May the song below, a favorite by Shane & Shane, feed our awareness and enrich our appreciation for the creation to salvation role of Christ as we celebrate His birth. May the fact of Immanuel, God with us, embed itself in our hearts and minds and demonstrate itself in our lives. Amen

with growing trust in the One who came to die,


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