Devotional: The Greatest CHRISTmas Gift Of all Time

****If any of these words make a bit of sense or bless you whatsoever, I lift praise to the Heavenly Father, who graciously allowed me to participate! To GOD be the GLORY!! B

DEVOTIONAL

Luke 1:30-35
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call His name JESUS.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David:
33 And He shall reign over the House of Jacob forever; and of His Kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that Holy Thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Over the years, I have received some really nice Christmas gifts. It is so special to open up a present and see something that clearly indicated the giver thought about you specifically when selecting it.

What I enjoy doing may seem “old fashioned” or even obsolete in some circles; rummaging through the stores, looking for something I think the receiver will enjoy. I like to know people well enough to understand the things they like or something they may want but will not buy for themselves.

Yesterday, I was thinking about this devotional, this came to mind: When asked what my favorite Christmas gift of all time was, my own answer disappointed me. I closed my eyes and actually THOUGHT about it! Never mind something being a “Sunday school answer”, my first response naturally should have been “Jesus”! After considering the question, that FINALLY came to mind, hours after the fact! Our Lord and Savior, the Incarnate King of kings was an Afterthought!

One very special memory I have is of my mom, staying up past midnight, baking goodies for friends. The next day, we delivered them to each house and packaging others to mail to relatives in Tennessee. We hauled those to the post office, trying not to rattle the boxes too much so my cousins wouldn’t open a box of crumbs!

As I mentioned in a devotion earlier, I hope the presents you choose are well-received, in good condition, right size and color. May we delight in sharing and enjoy those things we receive; but let us most appreciate the AMAZING gift of the Christ Child! He is truly the “Gift that keeps on giving”!

PRAYER

Mighty King
How Wonderful You Are

There is no one like You!

It is beyond our imagination to realize how
A Babe, wrapped in swaddling cloth
In a Manger
Could be the Savior of all mankind
But He Was!

How He could live a sinless and perfect life
As all God and all Man
But He DID!

Why would He go to prepare a place for us?
But He IS!

It is unfathomable that He would come back to take us Home with Him for eternity
But He WILL!

Your Promises, Abba, Father, were personified, realized, in the Person of Jesus Christ
Our language is inaccurate to express the gratitude of our heart
How do we possibly articulate appreciation for adopting us into Your Kingdom, Precious Father

We bring praise for the Holy Ghost
As yet another Gift to offer peace and comfort
Seemingly, often overlooked and taken for granted
As a Precious Member of the Godhead

Hail to God the Father
Jesus the Son
And
Holy Spirit
Three in One

As we close, O God, we give praise once more for the Best Christmas Gift EVER
Our Lord Jesus! Savior, Redeemer and King!

Let those who have ears hear
From those who have breath, proclaiming
Jesus is Lord!

Through Christ we pray,
Amen

SONGS (4)

“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” (From Charlie Brown Christmas)

“Peace on Earth”

“From the Cradle to the Cross”

“Joy to the World” (Japanese children’s choir)

Credit: father, Son, Holy Spirit, Scripture
YouTube, support of family and friends

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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