Today's devotion for today is based on Luke 1:31-33, "You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob's descendants forever; his kingdom will never end."
How do you properly celebrate the birth of the most significant, most highly anticipated person to ever walk on this earth? What if I told you that this great man willingly allowed himself to be humiliated before men so that you and I could be glorified before God? He suffered the shame of the cross so that we might be honored with God's grace and the gift of forgiveness. And after rising from the dead, Jesus now watches over you, showering you with his love and blessings, and working out all things so that you might share in his never-ending glory. What's so great about Christmas? It's the birth of our great Christ and King!
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, help me to truly hear your message of peace and joy during this turbulent time in my life. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.