Daily Devotion-December 20, 2022

Daily Devotion-December 20, 2022

Isaiah 7:14 

Therefore, the Lord himself will give a sign for all of you. Look! The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and name him Immanuel.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Your Son’s conception in Mary was a great sign, and we thank you for allowing Jesus to come and restore us to you. While the miracle of a virgin conceiving and giving birth to a son was incredible, the miracle that Mary’s womb contained Jesus, our infinite God, that he was reduced to a single cell and grew like us is probably just as astonishing. Jesus was and is our Immanuel—God with us; he set aside heaven to come down here to save us from our sins. In the beginning, you formed Adam from the dirt and breathed the breath of life into him, but Adam sinned, and we followed in his ways. We cannot explain or understand how a virgin would conceive a child; however that does not take away from the truth of what happened—you were Jesus’ Holy Father, and he was born from Mary. Other facts about Jesus are this—his holy life and innocent death removed all our sins. We are covered in Immanuel’s righteousness; he suffered our punishment for sin and defeated death so that we, too, will have everlasting life.

Lord, thank you for giving us these signs and miracles only you could do. Thank you for saving us through your Son, Jesus, by becoming one with us to restore us to you. Our salvation comes through faith alone in Jesus, our Immanuel, and it is meant for all people. Let us share the good news of this miraculous birth with those who do not know you so that through faith, they, too, will trust in Jesus, our Immanuel. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

Signs and wonders from God can be as tiny as a single cell, but that cell was our Immanuel, and he saved the world. Another miracle was that you came from a single cell and were redeemed and restored through faith in Immanuel.