Countdown to Christmas – Day 25

Christ’s Day

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:25-28

Christmas Day. The moment in time we set aside to acknowledge the birth of the Saviour of the world. And we live in a world quick to acknowledge a Deity yet reluctant to accept His Son. A world saturated with cults and all matters of religious views. A planet populated with people suffering from oppression, hurt, addiction, desperate for purpose.

And God knew this world was seeking Him unable to find Him through the noise. So, on a silent night, He sent His Son in the image of His children to save His children.

Jesus offers us something that no other religion, sect, or cult can offer. Himself as a sacrifice. There are no policies nor rule books that change for unlike any other religion in the world, Christ’s message has never changed. Perhaps this is because Christ came to abolish the rules and heretic of our religious speak offering us a personal relationship with God through Him instead. He came for freedom, and mercy, and purpose.

So when we’re feeling overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of our own making, stressed by the emotions that pull us in different directions, or lost in the chaos of it all, let us take the moment and remember why we set this day aside from all the others.

It’s not Christmas Day but Christ’s Day.

Father, thank you for hearing our hearts cry over the noise of the world and sending your Son to love us. May we stop this day to give praise for all you do in our life. In Jesus name, amen.

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  • Joyce

    says on:
    December 26, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Thank you, Melissa, for a wonderful devotion to bring us to Christmas, it has helped me to focus on the reason for the celebration, not just Christmas Day, but every day, for what Jesus has done.

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