Two groups of people came to adore and worship the baby Jesus.
The shepherds, after hearing this proclamation from the angels:
Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and peace on earth to people He favors! (Luke 2:10-14)
They hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the feeding trough. After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.(Luke 2:16-18)
The wise men also came to adore the new child:
Entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His mother, and falling to their knees, they worshiped Him.Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11)
When was the last time you stopped and adored Christ?
Here is the protection of the Most High when we choose to devote our lives to Him.
Because he is lovingly devoted to Me,
I will deliver him;
I will protect him because he knows My name.
15 When he calls out to Me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble.
I will rescue him and give him honor.(Psalm 91:14-15)
Are you fully devoted to the Lord?
Jesus Christ is victorious. He will defeat Satan.
Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop crying. Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah,the Root of David, has been victorious so that He may open the scroll. (Revelation 5:5)
You have nothing to fear because the Lord is victorious.
Many people are hurting, particularly around the holidays.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Who can you encourage this Christmas season?
You have this promise if you have given your life to the Lord.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Have you made your life new in Him?
We each have a testimony or story of how we came to salvation in Christ Jesus.
The Apostle Paul said:
When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you... (1 Corinthians 2:1)
When was the last time you shared your testimony with someone?
So are you ready to go on an A.D.V.E.N.T.ure this Christmas?
Posted by Jodie Wolfe (A.K.A. Digging for Pearls)