Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bible Verse of the Week: Isaiah 7:14

(Jesselyn did not have as much time to work on this devotional, so sorry if it seems a little rushed.)

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a Son, and will call Him Immanuel."-Isaiah 7:14
Unlike the glorious entrance that the people were anticipating, Christ came from very humble beginnings. Not only was Mary a virgin, she and Joseph, her betrothed, were not at all wealthy people. Such parentage causes a relationship between Him and us; if He had come as a fanfared King, we would not feel the connection to Him as our Brother and Friend. This should remind us that we do not have to try to be important or famous because our Savior certainly did not! Also, amid the festivites of Christmas Day, do not let yourselves get carried away into sin. Examine yourselves and ask for His purification after the celebration on that Holy night. ~Jesselyn

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