Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
The Birth of Jesus enables us…
Welcome to what we in the United States call Black Friday!
Black Friday in the United States is the official commercial start of the Christmas Season. Retailers offer unheard of savings on certain items to get buyers into their store in hopes of selling other products. To retailers the Christmas Season is all about Profit and Loss and for them P & L means life or death for their business. However, as important as Profit and Loss are not only to the retailers but to those who the retailers employ the Christmas Season is really about People and Lives.
Christmas is not about how much money we spend on our family and loved ones it’s about how much of our selves we spend in serving the God who loves us enough to spend the life of His Only Begotten Son on us. But then each of us is well aware of that fact!
The Black Friday deals are much different this year than last year and many of those deals have faded from our lives and memories however the good news is the Christmas Story has not changed. For many of us the past year has been quite stormy we have faced the loss of loved ones, the loss of employment, the loss of homes, the loss of hope, but one thing we have not lost is the security that comes from our relationship with God through Jesus.
As we enter the Christmas Season and as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day let us not forget that our joy, hope, peace, and love are secure in the awesome fact that Jesus’ birth was not only for that time but for all times!
Welcome to the Christmas Season, that time of the year when the blackness of Black Friday becomes the Light of Jesus on Christmas Day!
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“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10, ESV)
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