THE Arrival

In this Holiday season, I pray you all are keeping your devotion time going. Often we put them aside when we’re busy but that’s when we need them the most. We’re distracted and busy…and a prime target for the enemy. And, this Holiday is about Christ anyway, right? Let’s keep our focus and the flame of our love affair with Him burning bright. Do an Advent study/Devotion this season and worship Him. Grow deeper and closer to our Savior. 

And I think you’ll find keeping Christ in Christmas will help your busy Holiday time go much better! Also important: We see a lot of people this time of year that we don’t see regularly….as well as stores packed full of strangers. What a prime opportunity to share Christ and His Gospel. Remember why you’re here šŸ˜Š

Arrival. That is what the word ā€œadventā€ means. Only the Advent we are celebrating here is not just any arrival. It is THE Arrival.

This is Advent: the coming of hope to the hopeless, the arrival of peace, the long-awaited exhale of freedom for generation after generation gasping for air.

Advent is the elaborate yet stunningly simple plan of God to descend to His children, to become like them in the most unexpected, unglamorous, fully human way….and He’s coming again! 

Expect Him. Watch for Him. 

This is the beginning of a great ransom story. And you’re in it. 
Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas!

Come, let us adore Him. Christ is the Lord!

Oh, what a deep, passionate love He has for you and me! He came to die! Did you get that? Really? He came so that He could die. For us. Tears streaming down my face, I thank You Jesus!!

And, truly, HE taught us to love one another. God is Love.

He not only stepped onto this planet, HE can step right into Your heart this Christmas. My heart is set on Home this Christmas. Wherever your heart is this season, bring it on Home to Daddy. Come as you are. Don’t wait.

Prayer:

Dear, sweet and wonderful Immanuel, God with us, give us that nearness all year long. Thank You for coming so that You could die for us, reconciling us and Daddy. We celebrate You today. Happy Birthday! And, because of You, those of us who have accepted You as Savior and Lord too celebrate our re-Birthdays. We’ve been reborn. Renewed. Redeemed. Bought and paid for by Your very life. Dear, Sweet, Jesus. May we celebrate You all year long. Happy Birthday and thank You. Thank. You. In Jesus name. Amen.