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When Almighty God, the creator and possessors of all things, came to earth, He left the riches of Heaven to become a man. More than anyone who ever lived, Jesus realized that earth was not His real home. He was simply a pilgrim, a sojourner, on the great mission of redemption. He didn’t come to acquire financial fortunes, luxurious mansions, or earthly empires. In fact, it seems he possessed little but with it He accomplished the greatest work. So much of what he used to fulfil His Heavenly Father’s purpose, he accomplished with items that He borrowed.


He borrowed the stable he was born in

He borrowed the manger he was laid in

He borrowed a boat from which he preached to the crowds

He borrowed a boy’s lunch with which He fed the 5,000

He borrowed the donkey on which he rode into Jerusalem

He borrowed the tomb in he was buried

In fact, he even borrowed the father who raised Him.

Joseph was a borrowed father.

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