Most who know me know the blessing I’ve given my children since they were small. I’ve given it to my church family for a dozen years as well. It goes like this:
There are certain things in this world that God has for you to do — and you’re just the right person to do them.
I’d like to think that was original with me, but of course, it’s not. The concept is proclaimed throughout God’s Word. Rick Warren expressed it very well in his book, The Purpose Driven Life. I probably first came across it as a teen when my pastor gave everyone a copy of The Four Spiritual Laws, a gospel tract that has been used countless times to help countless numbers of people come to faith in God.
Law number one goes something like this: God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. I like that.
God loves you. God has a plan for you. It is true of us. It was true of Israel — even the little town of Bethlehem.
In this podcast we look at this truth about Bethlehem and apply it to our own lives.