Freely Given - December 2014

During this month we are celebrating the birth of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. The special Christmas worship services, music presentations, fellowships, family get-togethers, gift-giving, etc., hopefully remind us of the special nature of this holiday. It is a time to rejoice in grace God has given us in Jesus Christ.

One question we must ask ourselves as we sing “Joy to the world, the Lord has come!” is, “How much joy do we really exhibit in our daily life? In answering this question in my own life, I must confess that at times I let the onslaught of negative news rob me of my joy. It is only as I return my eyes to the Lord that I can rejoice.

In order for us to make disciples of Jesus as He commanded, they must see us truly rejoicing in Him. They must see that no matter how difficult things may get, Jesus is always sufficient. In this way, His glory is revealed. May our Lord Jesus continue to recapture our hearts with His glory—-a glory first revealed to as a helpless, little human baby lying in a manger.

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