Tuesday, December 25
Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people. Luke 1:68
Recommended Reading: Matthew 2:1-11
A story is told of a man and his son who were walking slowly down the street one night, observing all the service stars hanging in the windows of homes to proudly proclaim the fact that a son was serving his country in war. The little boy clapped his hands excitedly each time he saw another star and was very impressed to see some houses had more than one star. Finally, they came to an open area where there were no houses, and the evening star shone bright in the velvet blackness. Suddenly the little boy said, "Oh look, Daddy. God must have given His Son, for He has a star in His window!"
When you see the star atop the Christmas tree, let it be a reminder to you of the immeasurable sacrifice God made when He sent His precious Son to earth so that we may have eternal life with Him. Offer a word of praise and thanksgiving to God for His gift that came "wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger" (Luke 2:12).
More light than we can learn,
More wealth than we can treasure,
More love than we can earn,
More peace than we can measure,
Because one Child is born.