Thursday, December 13, 2007

signs of the season // Thursday E-Devotion

Earlier this week I took my kids on a little excursion to look at some Christmas lights.  We didn't see that many, but what we did see what obvious.
 
Santa Claus and reindeer scenes in front of many homes.  Lights from beginning to end of some streets.  Frosty the snow man (in the form of an air filled doll).  Stars and even a couple manger scenes.  We saw things that reminded us that this is a different time of the year.  I love the few houses that have candles in the windows or the name of Jesus.  This is the time to remind ourselves and the world that "Joy to the World" and the angels singing is all about our Savior and not the season.
 
As I sat to read my daily dose of the Bible, I was hit with some insight into the season.  This is from Proverbs 13 (nlt).  Enjoy and I close this thoughts from me and from the Scripture...
 
6 Godliness guards the path of the blameless ...
 
What an example of the birth of our Savior and God guarded their lives (and now ours).
 
9 The life of the godly is full of light and joy ...
 
Joy and light .... I'd say those are Christmas themes
 
12 ... a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. 
 
Very often this season not only brings the good our of people but sees many dreams come to pass.
 
14 The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain ...
 
16 Wise people think before they act ...
 
The wise men looked for Jesus.  Wise men still seek Him.  (I stole that one.)
 
17 ... but a reliable messenger brings healing. 
 
19 It is pleasant to see dreams come true ...
 
What was it like to be Mary or Joseph when an angel told you about Jesus' coming?  Or how about those shepherds?  Here is the fact: good news is all about Jesus.  Lets get that message our.  We are messengers, like it or not.  Celebrate the signs of the season.  It is all about Jesus!

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