Devotion

Merry Christmas from Bill and Veronica Winston!

SCRIPTURE (Christmas theme):

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

(Luke 2:14)

DEVOTIONAL:

Merry Christmas from Bill and Veronica Winston!

As we celebrate the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, let’s remember that He is the Prince of Peace described in the book of Isaiah. Though the world seeks peace amidst the hatred, strife, and ideologies that divide us, people are volatile, ready to erupt in anger at a moment’s notice and commit horrible atrocities. Medication, psychology, prison…None of these worldly “answers” work.

God made a way for mankind to be forgiven and to return to Him. The angels heralded the first coming of the Savior—the only One who can truly bring lasting peace to this troubled world, and to each individual life, “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).

Soon, Jesus will come and set things right. The injustices, division and violence that now plague our fallen world will be no more, for Christ will establish His kingdom and uphold it with justice and righteousness when He comes, and He will reign forever.

This Christmas, let’s fervently pray for those who are hurting and seeking answers, and point them to the Savior who died for them that they could be reconciled to God and fulfill the glorious destiny He has planned for them.

SAY THIS PRAYER WITH ME:

Father, I thank You for sending Jesus to the earth as a newborn babe, born of a virgin. I give You glory as the angels sang that night so long ago. I thank You, most of all, that Jesus paid the ultimate price for my sins, so that I can be forgiven and spend eternity with You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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