By: Sarah and Stephen Onayemi Begin with 2 minutes of silence Scripture Psalm 27:1 (ESV) The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Devotional Thoughts The birth of Jesus brought light to the world. The prophets of old prophesied and eagerly expected the birth of the world's savior. David speaks of God as his light in Psalm 27:1. Jesus is the light of this world. John 1:4-5 – "In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." We celebrate Jesus this season and all the time because he saved us from the darkness of this world.
An angel of the Lord told Joseph in Matthew 1:21 that "she [Mary] will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." The name "Jesus" means "the Lord is salvation." So when the Psalmist says, "the Lord is my light and my salvation," we can also echo confidently that Jesus is our light and salvation.
A savior was born! His birth brought salvation to everyone who believes that he was born, suffered, died, and rose on the third day and ascended to heaven. This is good news and joy to the world! Jesus saved us from the penalty of sin.
In this season of celebration, would you pray for those around you? Would you pray for your loved ones and every other person who has not yet believed in Jesus for their salvation?
Question to Consider
In what way can I tell others about Jesus – the light and salvation of the world?
Lord, I thank you for coming as a human being in the form of Jesus. It was all because of your love for the whole world. Please help me as I boldly share this message of salvation with everyone around me. Thank you for giving us Jesus as a gift to humanity. Amen
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