Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

Jesus, Muck and the Manger

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GOD with US.


The Savior of the world stepped down out of His heavenly home into the muck of the manager. It wasn’t those pretty pictures and manger scenes we see that are all cleaned up and glistening.  From what I can gather, the animals might have been a bit messy.

Webster’s defines “muck” as :wet dirt or mud, solid waste from farm animals, something that is disgusting.

Perfect setting for what He was getting himself into wasn’t it?

A baby sent to save the world.
A miracle.

My Jesus came into the muck of my world.  He has been with us through this muck of 2020 too!

He had many chances to leave…and I probably would have before it even got to the cross…but He stuck it out.

For me…for you.

My muck can be pretty icky sometimes. 
Doesn’t matter….He always sticks around through it.

I am eternally grateful to have a Savior who is my friend, my Daddy, my confidant, my peace, my grace, my hope, my everything.




May this holiday season be a time that you can reflect on that, things may be different for so many of you this year….

But remember who is standing in that muck with us…..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year friends!

~Be Encouraged Today~


Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 60 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 44 years, married almost 41 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, which seem endless right now in 2020, HE is present and loves us unconditionally. Thanks for reading. ~Be Encouraged Today~

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