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25th December 2023

CHRISTMAS DAY

Home For Christmas


And it came to pass . . .


Luke 2:1



Christmas Day, is when our hearts turn toward home and loved ones. We look forward to family gatherings, and we are saddened if we are unable to be home for Christmas.


For our sake, Christ actually left His home at Christmas. He left the glory of heaven to come to our sin-filled world. The Holy One came to the unholy; the Creator came to His broken, corrupted creation.


Sin alienated us from God. The Lord Jesus took the initiative to seek us out and bring us back. He came to bear our sin. He came to be cut off from the Father’s love because of His love for us. He came to earth to bring us to heaven. He paid our debt to provide the way home to the Father.


Through the Lord Jesus, we are adopted as God’s beloved children. It is through Christ that we can call the almighty, holy God “Abba, Father.” Our equivalent word for Abba is “Daddy.” Abba is the trusting child’s cry of joy and love. What a privilege we have in the Lord Jesus that we can call God “Abba, Father.” May we grow as His children in an ever-deepening relationship of gratitude and love.

Bible Reading

Matthew 1:18-25.

Prayer

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth to bring us home to our heavenly Father. Deepen our love, and may the life of every Christian reflect that we are children of God. In your name, Amen.
















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