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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Simple.

Simple is defined as: “easy to understand; not elaborate or artificial; unassuming” (

Mary a simple, ordinary teenager. Joseph, a simple carpenter. It was a simple engagement and should have gone through without a hitch or hiccup.

It was a simple journey for them to take part in a census. Yet there was nothing simple about the night at all. For she went into labor and not a place for them to take lodging could be found.

Their baby, their son, was born in a simple stall, wrapped in simple cloths, and laid in a simple manger.

Much simplicity surrounded this most extraordinary, miraculous, and anything but simple birth. For this was the long awaited Messiah who had arrived into the world.

The Son of God,
the King of Heaven.
He came to simply set the world right.

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.”
(Isaiah 9:6-7, NASB)


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