Oh Lord, thank You for coming down to this earth and for paying the price for our sins on the cross. Because of Your mercy and grace, I am healed from the different scars in my life. No longer do I suffer in pain and anguish because of my past transgressions, for You have forgiven me. The day I called upon Your name in all brokenness and humility, You had compassion for my soul and gave me hope. Where there was no hope to be found, You ushered into my life peace that never fails. I've heard many times in my life how You are the light of the world but never understood what this meant until You came and rescued me. Now I know that Your love is for real, for you have lighted up my whole life. I am no longer down and out because of the lusts of the flesh, for I am able to overcome temptation through the strength You give me. If I am an overcomer and have been able to give up different things that I know are wrong, it is not by my own strength at all that does any of this, but by Your hand of mercy in my life. Surely, You have come like a wildfire in my life and saved my soul from hell, while lifting me upon the path of righteousness. I have no more need to fear death, for my home is already made in heaven, with You, Jesus. All I want to do now is praise You, and help others know You also. May more people draw near unto You and be saved. This is my heart's desire, to help those in need and, more importantly, teach Your gospel message of hope for all that will hear. I love You, Lord. I give You the praise and the glory, this day. Amen.
Luke 2:29-32 (KJV)
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Jesus is the light of the world. He leads all people that believe in Him out of the darkness and on His path of righteousness.
Did you know that Luke also refers to Jesus and light in the same reference? In Luke, chapter 2, we hear this from the words of Simeon, a devout man of God, who had the opportunity to hold the baby Jesus first hand. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, it is my pleasure to call upon You now. You have been so good to me all these years and I am so grateful. Thank You for being there for me, when I've needed You most. You've heard my cries and have delivered peace to my soul many times over. Not once have you forsaken me, when I have needed You. I love Your presence and how You are leading me in my life now through Your love and compassion. It is so good to know that I am on the right path, because of my faith in You, Jesus. You have called me by name and I have come unto You in all faithfulness. Now, what You have done with me is extraordinary. You've seen past all my sins and extended Your mercy. Though my life was far from You, You've given me a life of purity. Even a life pleasing in Your sight. I could never walk in Your light like this on my own, but only with You guiding me by Your hand, I am more than able. Thank You for opening my eyes to the evils of this world and for showing me things that are pure and holy from above. All I want to do now is please You and give You the glory. I do not wish to find pleasure in what the world offers anymore, but what You can do for my life. For this reason is my mind focused this time of year on You, Jesus, and Your birth. May more people remember You also. I love You, Lord. I give You the praise and the glory that You deserve. Amen.
Colossians 2:16-18 (KJV)
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
It is a very good thing to stand apart from the world. We do this by remembering Jesus's birth, not Santa Claus on Christmas.
There is nothing wrong with doing good on a day that is evil for the world. Why is this? It is because doing this brings the light of Jesus into the world. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I am amazed every time I get to read and study about Your amazing birth. More importantly, does my heart rejoice when I read Your words in the Bible, for they are holy words indeed. Thank You for speaking to us through scripture. Surely, my mind has been opened to Your teachings in the most beautiful way each time I read and listen to the verses. Even today I was caught up in the verses in Isaiah, chapter 9. Surely, this man was given such an amazing prophesy of Your birth, that will forever be sung in songs of praise to Your great Name. As Isaiah spoke, no person is more wonderful than You. You are the greatest counselor of all. There is everlasting peace in Your hands, oh God, the everlasting Father. Thank You, Lord, for ushering in good tidings of great joy to all the world in Your birth. Because You have come to this earth, we have mercy and forgiveness of sins. Your light is shining brightly upon those that believe in You. I am so blessed to have You in my life, oh Lord, and for You brightening my day, each and every day that I live. All I need is found in You. The greatest joy cannot be found in things that this world creates or offers, but only what comes from above. Therefore, I trust in You in all things. My life is complete because You are a part of it. I love You, my Lord. All the praises and glory to Your Name. Amen.
Isaiah 9:6-8 (KJV)
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
8 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
Jesus was born more than two thousand years ago. However, His light still shines in the lives of all those that believe.
Now, although the song ends here, the next two verses also speak of Jesus and should also be spoken of and even sung as well. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I pray that people will begin to give You the glory that You deserve. Surely, Your birth was like no other on this earth, and we ought to be thinking of You and Your coming into the world at this time. The season that we are in is often replaced with Santa, and the gifts that we can receive, where our hearts should be turned to You. No person on earth can ever take Your place, oh Lord, and I pray that people will be reminded about this fact now. May people that say they believe in You also decide to put You first in their lives and give You the glory that You deserve. May they no longer teach their children to write letters to Santa, or to sit on his lap, in order to tell them what they want for Christmas. Help them understand the blasphemy in this, for they are replacing You with figurative and made-up people. Oh, how my heart is saddened just thinking of how You are being blasphemed in these things, and I pray that people will turn from their sins and come unto You fully, even this day. Then, will they begin to not only live their lives out for Your sake, but also teach their children to call upon Your Name in prayer and to read the Bible daily. There is wisdom found from seeking You and I pray that people will find the counsel they need for their lives in doing this. Then, will Your love start to flow from us and into other people's lives. You are our God and I love You. All the glory and praise to Your holy Name, Jesus. Amen.
Luke 2:8-11 (KJV)
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Don't replace Jesus with other things. Think upon Him and His birth in this Christmas season, while giving Him praise.
It was in Bethlehem that Joseph and Mary searched for a place to stay for a night, for Mary was close to having her baby. Continue Reading