Christmas Day

 

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! — 2 Corinthians 9:15

Jesus was the unique God-man. As God, He walked on water, calmed the storm, healed the sick, and rose from the dead. As man, He got thirsty and tired; He felt sorrow and pain. 

Jesus came to earth as a helpless, tiny seed planted in the womb of a young Jewish virgin. Forty weeks later, Jesus was born in a filthy stable. 

Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Its name meaning “the house of bread,” Bethlehem was the birthplace of the Bread of Life. God wanted people to know that the hope of the world is a Savior. 

On this Christmas Day, in the midst of family and friends, gadgets and gifts, join Paul in exclaiming, 

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! — 2 Corinthians 9:15

Code Word: Love 

The very definition of our Lord is this: “God is love” (1 John 4:8). is Advent season comes to a close with this word: love. Love is the oxygen of the Kingdom. Without it there is no Christmas. 

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. — John 3:16

Believe on Him. 

Lord, I love You on this Christmas Day because You first loved me. Happy birthday, Jesus. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

Excerpted with permission from The Christmas Code by O. S. Hawkins, copyright O. S. Hawkins.

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Your Turn

CHRIST IS BORN! REJOICE! Merry Christmas, friends! We pray your day is filled with the awe of the birth of our Savior and joy with friends or family. ~ Devotionals Daily

 

Dr. O.S. Hawkins

For more than 20 years, O. S. Hawkins served pastorates at the First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and in Dallas, Texas. He is president of GuideStone Financial Resources, which serves 200,000 pastors, church staff, missionaries, doctors, and other workers of various Christian organizations with their retirement needs. He is the author of more than 25 books and preaches regularly at Bible conferences, evangelism conferences, and churches across the nation.

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