Monday, December 17, 2007

#5 Christmas Favs // Monday E-Devotion

It's the week before Christmas and all through the town people are stirring...
That's enough of that.  We love the season of Christmas.  Memories are sweet and run through our heads especially when we get quiet, rest and think.  So, this week I hope to bring you a glimpse of Christmas season from my point of view and with some joy as well.  Each day of this week I am going to choose Christmas Favorites (Favs).  A couple people each day God has used to encourage me.  Here goes our top 5 Christmas Favs:
Simeon, the dude at the temple where Jesus' parents took Him after He was born.  Here is what Simeon said ...
Luke 2:28-33 (nasb) ---  T hen he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, "Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation, Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples, A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, And the glory of Your people Israel."  And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him.
Simeon believed God and looked for the promise to happen.  There in front of his eyes was baby Jesus.  This was to be not only a precious child, but a gift to the world.  He knew the truth of God was happening right before His eyes.  We need to watch for God and share with others just like Simeon did.
The second #5 is one of my former pastors, Michael Claunch.  I remember the Living Nativity at my home church .  Brother Mike was was the master mind who wanted everything just right as a huge Christmas present to our community where thousands of people would be able to see a living tribute to our Savior and hear His story.
Lets make sure that our lives lead others to celebrate Jesus this Christmas.
Matthew 1:21 (nlt) --- And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.

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