Daily Delight

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Blessed are the poor in spirit… - Matthew 5:3 (NIV)

Blessed are those who know the poverty of their hearts, the neediness of their souls, the wanting, haunting desire for just a little more – Spirit. I wonder if Joseph and Mary felt wanting that night in the stable, Son of God bundled in a manger, King of kings sharing space and breath with donkeys and horses and sheep… I wonder if they wished they could give Him more…

I wonder if I'm just wanting more this season – or wanting more to give.

I am needy for the spirit of Christmas, the Spirit of Christ, needy for the Spirit of generosity, joy, hope, peace, the Spirit of the good news… to those humble and hungry enough to ask of God, vulnerable to their poverty, they are given the good news of great joy - Emmanuel. We have more than enough because God is with us. He is the precious riches of our lacking hearts, the proof of God's faithfulness, the hope of righteousness and salvation for those of us who can't save ourselves.

He is the fullness of all our wanting. And all I could truly want this year is more to give Him: 

‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. - Matthew 25:37-40 (NIV) 


About the Author

Amy Summerhill≫ ≫Amy is a twenty-nine year old homemaker, literally (re)making her home in Fort Smith, Arkansas with her husband and three beautiful daughters. Along with remodeling diy style, she enjoys cooking, entertaining, backpacking and co-entrepreneuring adventures with the ManHub. Above all, she enjoys fostering conversations and communities centered on the beautiful grace and majesty of Jesus - whether that's a church building, bookstore or back patio. She longs to see the Church understand the intimacy of grace and walk in the confident humility it brings. She believes so much in the joy God takes in His children she branded her arm with hephzibah - a Hebrew name that means God delights in her - hoping to inspire strangers and friends alike with the thought that God might just delight in them too.


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