Saturday, December 12, 2015

God's Gift of Faithfulness

Tis the season for Christmas carols, gift giving, baking, family, and nativity scenes.  It’s a happy, joyful time that stirs memories of childhood innocence and excitement.  Even with the stress of Christmas shopping and hectic holiday activities, we love the Christmas season!  We draw hope and encouragement through the outpouring of love and charity.

It’s that time of year when we reflect on the birth of Jesus, our Savior and King.  The coming of Christ to earth as our Messiah to deliver us from the power of sin is God’s fulfillment of his promise that he made after Adam brought sin into the world.  Generations throughout the Old Testament relied on the faithfulness of God’s promise of redemption through the coming of the Messiah.  God has faithfully delivered on his promise of redemption by coming to earth in the form of man, living a life without sin, allowing himself to be crucified for our sake, and defeating death by his resurrection.  God is faithful to save anyone who believes with the heart and confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!

This morning as I reflected on God’s faithfulness in sending his Son to us, I was compelled to pray the following words of this great hymn:

“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee,
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided –
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

May God bless you as you celebrate his faithfulness this Christmas season!

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