Prone to wonder, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love.
Luke 2:29-31 Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples... How interesting that the righteous man Simeon would notice Jesus as the salvation God has prepared in the presence of all people. At that moment nothing could … Continue reading Public Preparation: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 8 of 14)
Philippians 2:6-7 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. What a thought to be not only in the presence of God but also to be one with Him in nature … Continue reading A New Nature: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 7 of 14)
Matthew 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Jesus' name, meaning God saves, was a constant reminder to those around him of his ultimate purpose. He lived out this purpose to the fullest. From the constant reminder of the inadequate nature of … Continue reading Person and Purpose: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 6 of 14)
Matthew 4:16 the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned Here we read of the promised light that was to come to coastal lands of Israel. These were some of the furthest points away from … Continue reading Light in the Darkness: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 5 of 14)
Stories meant to explain away the truth of Jesus' resurrection
There grace removes my burdens
and heaps them on thy Son
...Hate and heart break
all were forgot there;
we always woke,
we never got there.
What is man that you are mindful of him?