From my heart to yours and my family to your family, I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
While we enjoy our time with our families, friends, an abundance of food, gifts, fun, games and all the riches of Christmas, we must understand that these riches are a result of The One who became poor that we might become rich – Jesus Christ, The Son of God.
I was so humbled and encouraged by my morning devotionals today, so I’d like to share a few nuggets from them.
‘Try to imagine what I gave up when I came into your world as a baby. I set aside My Glory so that I could identify with mankind. I accepted the limitations of infancy and the most appalling conditions – a filthy stable.’ – (Jesus Calling Devotional)
‘Majesty in the midst of the mundane. Holiness in the filth of sheep manure and sweat. This baby had once overlooked the universe. His robes of eternity exchanged for rags. His golden throne room abandoned, in favour of a dirty sheep pen.’ (Word for Today Devotional, UCB)
Have a beautiful day and may God bless and keep you and yours!
“For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).” – 2 Corinthians 8:9 (AMP)
“Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained, But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.” – Philippians 2:6-7 (AMP)