Hi! I’m Cheri. I’m stay at home- homeschooling mom to my four kids.
I came to BCF in January of 2014 and from the first service, I knew I’d found my home. I serve in the children’s wing helping welcome new families, with our Deaf community by interpreting, with our women’s ministry events and I host the most awesome small group around.
I love Jesus, coffee, college football, mascara and seeing women fall in love with the Word. I occasionally run, sometimes I CrossFit, I watch far too many Hallmark Christmas movies and I bake a pretty decent biscuit.
Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” - Matthew 2:1-2 (New Living Translation)
Do you ever think about the Christmas story and wonder if any of them looked around at their circumstances and said, “what’s going on here?!”
Joseph was just a carpenter trying to build a life. The girl he loved (Mary) well, she was pregnant—from someone else! Then, an angel spoke to Joseph and told him to have no fear, trust Mary’s story.
Let’s us not forget those Star-gazer looking around at all those stars one minute and the next, they’re gazing up at one particular star sensing that God was using it to send them on a journey.
And Herod. He was mad! He was king and he would do anything to make sure it stayed that way.
Can you imagine?
Do you sometimes look around at your life (the bills, the responsibilities, the job—or lack of a job— the struggles, the hard days, the stuff that just doesn’t make sense) and just want to whisper, “what’s going on here?”
I encourage you to take a look at the Star-gazers. The Bible tells us that they looked for Jesus and they worshipped. These people set a great example for us. They didn’t know where they were going either, but they trusted that God did.
This season let’s take time to ask God to guide our lives and decisions. Let’s look into His Word, the Bible, and find the promises it has for us. And, let’s worship Him by trusting Him to guide us, just as He guided those who followed His star.