Was Jesus born today? That is a fair question. The scriptures say that he was not. He was in the beginning. Jesus, the Bible says, was born of Mary also. According to church historians and scientists he was probably born in the spring not December. So this day is not any more anointed than any other but we have chosen to celebrate a wonderful event. This day is to have reflective and spiritual value for what it represents. Jesus, the Son of God, came to Earth, not for a visit, but to die for the sins of all mankind. God became flesh and lived with us. What a story, what a truth.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
John 1: 9-14
The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
"He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for boldness and sensitivity as God gives you opportunity today to share Christ with family and friends.
As we Celebrate our Savior's Birthday today, please join with us in also praying for Missionaries and Pastors worldwide who are faithfully sharing the love of Christ. Pray for God to bless them and their families, and to continue to bless and enlarge their ministries.
On The Go Prayer Focus: The Finances of Team as they boldly go out for Jesus Christ. Pray that all their needs will be met at home and for the projects they are working on.
Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On The Go Daily Devotion for December 25, 2016
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