The Arrival of a Savior  

Scripture Reading

Isaiah 35

Psalm 146:5-10

Matthew 11:2-11

Think of your hero.
What about that person makes them your hero?
In our society, who are the heroes?

Devotional Thought

Have you ever taken the time to imagine a world without the hope of Christ? We obviously see a world that is marked by people who have attempted to live their lives ignoring God and trying to get others to ignore God also. Many involved in science, technology, politics, businesses, schools, families etc. have all tried to ignore the fact that God is.

John the Baptist was so excited about the coming of Christ. His life and eventual death were all about his love for His Savior. Jesus was more then just a good prophet. He was and is worth living and dying for because He is the only hope we have. Without Christ we would be lost and without hope in finding salvation.

But this Advent season we celebrate the coming of a Savior who loves mankind. He comes in the form of mankind and shares life among them. Only to be led to the cross by them to ultimately pay the price for their sin. How amazing God is to fulfill His promise of salvation through the coming of the Savior, Jesus Christ. He is worth it!

Reflection

Read Luke 2:8-20. Why do you think God chose to tell this group of shepherds about the arrival of Jesus? What about this experience made them glorify and praise God as they returned from seeing Jesus?

What have you ever been excited for? What made the event last in excitement?

What about the celebration of Christ’s birth is exciting to you? Have you ever shared that with anyone? Why or why not?

Respond in Action

What is a way you can show others your excitement about Jesus? Encourage your friends and family that love Jesus to share with others their excitement for what this Advent season is all about.

Pray that God will give you opportunity to show your excitement of the real meaning of Christmas in the coming weeks.

Songs of the Advent (Click HERE to listen)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

While Shepherds Kept Watch

Come Ye Lofty

Activity

As a family, couple, small group, or individual pick a few Christmas songs that you can sing together and visit a friend, neighbor, or family member who needs to be encouraged about what truly is exciting about this time of year.

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