WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS. No. 203
There is One Person Who knows about
the end of December and the beginning of January - that One is GOD!
Because we belong to Him, we do not have to worry about the future, ever!
God has said:
“ Take therefore no thought for the morrow: [ don’t worry about tomorrow] for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof [ we have enough to deal with today, and God will care about both today and tomorrow]. “ ( Matthew 6:34).
Jesus Christ wasn’t really born in December,
it would have been too cold for shepherds to have their flocks of sheep
out in winter. The Bible doesn’t tell us what month Jesus was born in.
People have made December 25 a day to have a special time since about the
fourth century. It has become pretty muddled up though, with Santa and
really silly things that are not pleasing to God. But any time is a wonderful
time to remember that Jesus was born on our earth. We can especially
remember this when ever we want to.
How about we think a lot about Jesus being born for the whole of December? We will have some time off, as holidays will come later in the month. We could start tomorrow with some questions for you to think about, and some answers from the Bible.
A long, long time ago the Lord God promised
that He would sent someone wonderful into the world. He first gave that
promise to Adam and Eve when they were driven from the Garden of Eden by
an angel with a flaming sword.
God said that there would be born Someone who would win over Satan,
He would “bruise” the head of the serpent, the devil:
“ ...it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. “ (Genesis 3:15).
That wonderful One was Jesus Christ!
Here is another glorious promise about
Jesus coming to earth. It was written hundreds and hundreds of years before
the baby was born at Bethlehem, who was Christ the Lord. It was a promise
which is called a “prophecy”:
“ 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.” (Isaiah 9:6).
See you tomorrow, when we will get ready for our special time of thinking about the coming of Jesus Christ as a baby. “Oh holy morn, when Jesus Christ was born.”