Weekly Devotional

IT’S CHRISTMAS

“Because of God’s tender mercy, the Morning Light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.”

Luke 1:78-79

 

            To some, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. To others it is a time of sadness and unrest. But, to ALL it should be a time to stop and remember what our Lord did for us. It never ceases to amaze me when I think about Jesus leaving heaven to come to earth to bring light to this dark, sinful place.

            He left his throne for a dirty manger in a little town where there was no room for him. The sad thing is that today in many of our lives there is still no room for him. We are still offering him only a dirty manger. He left the streets of gold to walk on a dirty road that eventually lead to a rugged cross. If Jesus was willing to do that for us, then why aren’t we willing to do the same for him?

            I want to encourage you this Christmas #1: if you don’t know Jesus, let us help you find him; #2 if you know Jesus then share him with others; #3 show that same tender mercy to others that God showed to us when he sent his Son to that dirty little manger to grow up and walk that dirty road to Calvary.

            Let’s be just like the shepherds in the Christmas story. Let’s tell everyone that we see that Jesus Christ was, is, and will always be the reason for Christmas.

            Merry Christmas from our family to yours! We love you but most of all Jesus loves you. IT’S CHRISTMAS…..JOY TO THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!