As we prepare for celebrating our Lord's birth, today's devotion is based on Philipsssss 4:4-5, "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand."
The Lord is near! What wonderful words those are. While the children are counting the days to Christmas, we as children of God look forward to the second coming of Jesus. On that day, Jesus will not be a baby but a mighty King manifested in all his glory.
Maybe we will see that day while we are still here. Perhaps we will see it when we wake from death's sleep. Whichever it is we look forward to that day. While the future is uncertain, we know who will appear that day. The Lord is near! Behold, your King comes to you. Righteous and victorious is He.
Please pray with me, Dearest Jesus, my Lord, and King. I pray this day that you continue to reside in my heart. I am afraid that my sinful self has not lived as if you are there too many times. Liberate me, Lord, first from all my guilt and then from everything else that wants to pull me away from your Lordship in my life. In your holy name, I pray. Amen.