A Torn Veil – Christmas Prayer

Lord Jesus, so many times I have not recognized You in my life. The veil is thick, so thick, between earth and heaven, between flesh and spirit, between you and me. Or at least that is how it seems.

But the veil has been torn. And You have entered the world so that all could enter in. Thank You that no longer is the Spirit of God hidden behind a thick curtain for only one person to behold once a year. No, with Your sacrifice all are ushered directly into the presence of God through You, His Son.

Thank You for taking on the veil of flesh so that the veil between God and man could be removed.

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This reading is taken from Finding Christ in the Carols, inspired by lyrics from well-known Christmas Carols. Available for only $2.99 this month, this devotional will help you find refreshing moments of devotion and reflection during the busy holiday season.

Be an Angel – A Christmas Devotional

 

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Angel means messenger. If your created purpose was to relay a message, wouldn’t you want to share the greatest message ever? The birth of a child “who will save the people from their sin”?

We have that privilege. Today. It is no longer Heaven’s best-kept secret, but sometimes we tend to act like it is. I know I do. But the world deserves to know who Jesus is, what He has done, and how they can meet Him.

Let the whole world know “what the gladsome tidings be.” Be a messenger. Be someone’s angel today.

Lord, help me to take the time to tell someone today. Tomorrow. Every day. Christmas is such a wonderful time to do it, to share the “gladsome tidings” of Your Son, Jesus.

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This reading is taken from Finding Christ in the Carols, inspired by lyrics from well-known Christmas Carols. Available for only $2.99 this month, this devotional will help you find refreshing moments of devotion and reflection during the busy holiday season.

Heaven’s Secret – a Christmas Devotional

For thousands of years, it was Heaven’s best-kept secret. Only slight hints were whispered from time to time, visions to one prophet, words to the next. Spaced over hundreds of years, the image that was slowly built, frame upon frame, was disjointed and difficult to understand.

But Heaven knew. The angels knew. I wonder how the messengers kept it a secret. At times, I wonder if they were bursting with the news. When they would visit earth to relay a message to the prophets of old, I wonder if it was difficult for them to keep quiet. “It will not be long now,” I wonder if they wanted to say. “He is coming soon. Your deliverer. And guess what His name is?”

But one day, one night, He was born.

Jesus. A name that means “God saves.”

From the dawn of time, He knew that He would save. Heaven had only to wait for the time appointed, when He would traverse time and space to enter a virgin’s womb and be born of her in a stable.

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This reading is taken from Finding Christ in the Carols, inspired by lyrics from well-known Christmas Carols. Available for only $2.99 this month, this devotional will help you find refreshing moments of devotion and reflection during the busy holiday season.

A Christmas Prayer

Sometimes the striving and sorrow seem too much. Sometimes the poverty and pain I see make me wonder where You are, and why You can’t do anything.

I know You have granted freedom and we do the wrong things. I understand that, but when innocent are hurt, it is as though I can hear the whole world groaning, crying out for deliverance.

But You cried out for deliverance too, as You hung on a cross. And Your only deliverance was death. What a humiliating end for the Son of God.

It was all part of that incomprehensible plan that enabled You to save our hearts here and now. Today. And You will heal the whole world one day, making it new and pure as it once was.

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This reading is taken from Finding Christ in the Carols, inspired by lyrics from well-known Christmas Carols. Available for only $2.99 this month, this devotional will help you find refreshing moments of devotion and reflection during the busy holiday season.

The Wonder of a Seeking God – A Christmas Prayer

good shepherdLord, it is a wonder that You would seek after one such as me. That You would search and rescue me. You have 99. You have a thousand. A million. A billion, yet You seek after me.

And when You find me, you do not let me go. No matter how many times I wander, You comfort me with Your words and woo me with Your love and draw me home again.

Thank You for this heart of love that seeks after the wanderer, or the part of us that wanders, and rejoices when it is found.

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This reading is an excerpt of a devotional from Finding Christ in the Carols, a devotional inspired by lyrics from well-known Christmas Carols. Available for only $2.99 on Amazon, Finding Christ in the Carols will help you find moments of personal devotion and reflection during the busy holiday season.

Tidings of Comfort and Joy – A Christmas Devotional

the crossThe shepherd seeks after us. “I am the Good Shepherd,” Jesus said. “The Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep” (John 10:11).

How far does he search? To the ends of the earth. How long does He search? As long as it takes.

Until.

And then, how completely does He remove our sin? As far as the east is from the west.

“God rest ye merry, gentlemen” and women and children and teenagers. God rest us merry, everyone. Let us rest in the knowledge that although we go astray, no place is too far to be sought for, searched out, picked up, carried close, and brought home again. Rejoiced over and given a place at His side.

“Jesus Christ, the Savior, was born on Christmas day to save us all from Satan’s power when we were gone astray.” When we are gone astray, even a part of our heart, or a portion of our hope, or a piece of our mind. He seeks and brings it home.

Truly, these are “tidings of comfort and joy.”

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This reading is an excerpt of a devotional from Finding Christ in the Carols, a devotional inspired by lyrics from well-known Christmas Carols. Available for only $2.99 this month, Finding Christ in the Carols will help you find moments of personal devotion and reflection during the busy holiday season.

A Lifetime of Darkness – A Christmas Devotional

Finding Christ in the CarolsDay follows night follows day. If suddenly the earth stopped mid-sky, or reversed its direction, it would seem the end of the world.

That’s what the shepherds must have thought when their dark and silent night was pierced by an angel who shone like the sun. It is no wonder that his first words to the trembling shepherds were, “Fear not.” He then announced, “Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

“Day follows night” was the essence of the message the angel proclaimed. “Spring follows winter.”

The bright and morning star is come, Dayspring, to shine into the darkness … of the soul … of the heart.

There are things we expect. And there are things so unexpected that they cause us to catch our breath or shield our eyes or fall upon our knees. They wake the heart with wonder.

The sky is riven. Angels sing glory to God in the highest.

Light shines down. And after a lifetime of darkness, we see.

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This reading is an excerpt of a devotional from Finding Christ in the Carols, a devotional inspired by lyrics from well-known Christmas Carols. Available this month for only $2.99 on Amazon, Finding Christ in the Carols will help you find moments of personal devotion and reflection during the busy holiday season.