Podcast #41: “Real” by Nichole Nordeman

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

How many times will you walk by a nativity scene this Christmas season? Are you like me? Have you become numb to the REAL story behind the figurines? This week’s song, “Real” by Nichole Nordeman, reminds us of the REAL people in this familiar scene.


I hope this song will inspire you to take a closer look at Scripture and give you a tool that you can use EVERY TIME you read the stories of Biblical characters.

In this week’s episode, I discuss:

  • The tool of remembering that Biblical characters are REAL
  • Al Andrews’s short story, “Real – A Christmas Story”
  • Luke 2:1-7
  • What Mary may have experienced and felt
  • Luke 1:28-38
  • A closer look at Luke 2:7
  • What we can do to ensure Biblical characters stay “real” to us
    • Read the details that are really there
    • Do a little research
    • Take time to imagine how you would feel in their situation and overlay that with historical details the character may have had to endure

Enjoy the official lyric video below.

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This Week’s Challenge

Read the Christmas story details in Luke and Matthew in various versions. Consider another “character” in the Christmas story and follow the three steps outlined in today’s episode to ensure this character comes to life in your mind because, after all, they were REAL.

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