Daily Devotional for Sunday December 24, 2017

Scripture:

Isaiah 40:26 (NASB) Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.

Observation:

Have you ever taken the time to really look at the universe around you? It’s not just looking at our planet; it is looking at His universe in all His glory. Today’s reading deals with the stars in the evening sky. I am amazed that even though we do not see them during the day, they are still out there—still shining brightly as if on a dark night. I don’t do it as often as I would like, but to sit with my wife and family on a starlit night is truly fascinating. My wife has studied the stars and can point out different constellations. “Look over there, that’s … and over there is …” It truly is breathtaking, but only if you take the time to look. So often, we allow the many wonders of God’s creation to simply pass by without taking the time to see them. We are so engrossed with our day that we miss HIS day. I wonder what blessings you are looking past as you go about your daily routine. Take some time to really look at the wonders around and say a thank you to our God!

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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