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Mary Did You Know?

“…and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

One of my favorite Christmas carols is “Mary, Did You Know?” It brings tears to my eyes. If you are familiar with it, you have heard the different things that Mary probably did not know when Jesus was born. However, no song nor book can ever do justice to our Lord. Let us consider more facts about Jesus that Mary didn’t know.


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One Day

Ponder: What does one day matter? 

Scripture: “He has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness” (Acts 17:31, NKJV). 

Today is February 29. It must be Leap Year! Julius Caesar introduced Leap Years over 2000 years ago, but his Julian calendar had only one rule – any year evenly divisible by four would be a leap year. This led to too many leap years! The error wasn’t corrected until 1582 when the Gregorian calendar, which we still use, was introduced. This calendar uses three criteria to identify a leap year: 


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Prayer Partners

“Moses prayed, ‘I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me” (Num. 11:14). 

When we give our problems and trials to God in prayer, God feeds them back to us for our action, as He did with Moses. Is He saying, “Yes, I hear you, but let’s tackle the problem together?” Too often we pray with an expectation of having barriers razed or ideas brought forth as miracles, or even as a type of bodyguard to tackle the bullies on our block for us. 


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