Daily Devotion-December 23, 2022

Daily Devotion-December 23, 2022

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and dwelled among us. We have seen his glory, the glory he has as the only-begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Dear Lord Jesus,

You are God and became a person to save us from all our sins. As you said during your ministry, you and the Father are one; his thoughts are your thoughts, and his ways are your ways. The idea of you being God and walking this earth with us can be overwhelming, but you had to hide your divinity in your body so we would not be terrified of you. What love you must have for us that you would come here to suffer and die for us on the cross. Lord, thank you for not instantly condemning us for our sins but being patient with us.

John wrote that you were full of grace and truth. Please forgive us when we skim across those words, not fully grasping what they mean for us. Grace is the undeserved love given to us at your expense. This love is more than just a feeling; it is active. You knew we were your enemies and that many would never trust in you, yet you still came to this earth to redeem everyone, even those who rejected you, so those who do believe would be restored. You gave your life, so those who believe and trust in you have eternal life. So coming in truth means the promises you made of eternal life are reliable, and we never doubt your words. Thank you for coming and delivering salvation to us from the cross. Forgive us for our every sin of doubting you or taking your Word for granted.

So out of love, give us the confidence to share the good news of your forgiveness with someone still trapped in their sins so that they will know you and receive your gift of forgiveness along with the promise of salvation and the sure hope of everlasting life. Amen.

Written through Pastor Roger Emmons

Jesus came as a baby so that all who would know and trust in him would have everlasting life. Jesus is the reason for the season, but don’t lose sight of Easter. There he suffered and died, so we have restored peace between God and us, which is why he came.