Daily Devotional for Tuesday December 19, 2017


Isaiah 9:6 (NASB) For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.


It happened to us three times, and each time I came away in utter amazement. My wife and I are blessed with three daughters. I can recall the moment that I saw each one of them for the first time. Each birth was precious and brought joy to our hearts. Today's verse speaks of another child's birth. One that will we will celebrate in a few days. For those not blessed with children of their own, this Child was born to us all. As each of our daughters’ births hold special meaning in our lives, the Christ child's birth holds the most meaning to all. He came to love. He came to forgive us. He came to die so that we may have ever lasting life. There are some nights that I sit and look through photo albums of our daughters’ lives remembering this time and that. We can relive Christ's life by reading the Bible: the stories of His life, the miracles, the love He shared when He walked this earth, and the love He still gives to us today. Don't get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the "commercial" Christmas. Take a moment and relive the greatest gift the world ever received. You will be amazed.


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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