Finding Freedom on the Inside

Weekly Devotional

ACCEPTING A CHRISTMAS GIFT

 “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”       - Matthew 1:20b-21

The night our Savior was born was the night God took on flesh, and laid down His divinity to take on our humanity. Even Joseph had to come to the point of acceptance of this great sovereign gift. Because of this gift we are no longer bound by cell bars and barbed wire. We are not shackled by regret and shame. We are freed from the imprisonment of our own imaginations. In this gift from the father, we find redemption for our souls, because when the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. (John 8:36)
And in this freedom, we find faith in a Son who forgives, a hope that endures hardship and a love so great it fills our deepest longings. And this is the good news and all the goodness of God. All we have to do is accept if, after all a delivery is only complete open acceptance. 
So, this year don’t let God’s gift go unreceived. He is just waiting for us to accept Him. So, accept the gift of Christmas who is “the Truth, the Life, and the Way” (John 14:6) our Savior Jesus Christ who was born to free and to save.

 “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”       - Matthew 1:20b-21

The night our Savior was born was the night God took on flesh, and laid down His divinity to take on our humanity. Even Joseph had to come to the point of acceptance of this great sovereign gift. Because of this gift we are no longer bound by cell bars and barbed wire. We are not shackled by regret and shame. We are freed from the imprisonment of our own imaginations. In this gift from the father, we find redemption for our souls, because when the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. (John 8:36)
And in this freedom, we find faith in a Son who forgives, a hope that endures hardship and a love so great it fills our deepest longings. And this is the good news and all the goodness of God. All we have to do is accept if, after all a delivery is only complete open acceptance. 
So, this year don’t let God’s gift go unreceived. He is just waiting for us to accept Him. So, accept the gift of Christmas who is “the Truth, the Life, and the Way” (John 14:6) our Savior Jesus Christ who was born to free and to save.

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