Here we are in the beginnings of the Christmas season, and I already feel surrounded by lots of the swirling and twirling activities that accompany the season. Every year, I have to keep my heart in check, and consciously choose to Whom or what I will give my devotion. (Devotion: love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or a cause.) Will I choose Jesus or will I choose the season?
I invite you to join me in reading the 25-day devotional, "Who is this Jesus and Why did He Come?". Each day, 5 defining verses are provided for you to "be still in" during the rush of the holy-days. This small booklet can be found on-line at www.respitefortheweary.com.
He is so much more than a baby in a manger! Find out this Christmas, that it's really not about our initial devotion to Him; rather, it's about His Christmas devotion to us...
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:17)
Dear Lord, You are the giving God. You have given us your only Son; you have given us your abiding Spirit; you have given us eternal life. Forgive us when our finite weary minds forget your infinite generous ways. May the worries and the woes of this world not taint the truth of who you are in our hearts. Amen.