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Advent Devotional

Advent - Daily Meditations Throughout the Advent Season  

 

 

 

 

This brief devotional includes a day-by-day journey through Advent and the Twelve Days of Christmas. 

 

 

 

4th Week of Advent: 

  

 

The 4th Week in Advent 

On the fourth Sunday in Advent, besides the Prophecy Candle, the Bethlehem Candle, and the Shepherds'

Candle, the fourth candle is lit - the Angel's Candle, which reminds us to be like the angels, serving God, sharing God's Love and singing His praises, and it reminds us Jesus is coming again.

Things to do this week: 

         Share God's Love with smiles and deeds of kindness

         Go Christmas caroling

         Decorate the Christmas tree

         Prepare pans of goodies for lonely or aged

  

 

Christmas Eve 

 

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ, the Lord.

Luke 2:11

 

This is a wonderfully simple birth announcement. To Christians, Christmas means "Christ with us"

And so I love each Christmas Eve

And I love Jesus, too;

And that He loves me every day

I know so well is true.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Day 

Things to do:  

         Light the white center candle - the Christ Candle, designating Christ, the Light of the world.

         Have a birthday cake with one big candle and sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus.

         Take time to thank God for sending His Son.

         Promise the gift of time to a lonely or aged person.

 

REJOICE! REJOICE! REJOICE! 

 

First Day of Christmas 

Christmas Day 

 

For God so loved __________ that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 

John 3:16

Put your name in the blank.

What is my deepest desire? Might it be Life? Eternal Life. Abundant life. Yes. Life that knows LOVE . . . LOVE given, LOVE returned, . . . and Peace with God

 

 

Second Day of Christmas 

. . . .For we have seen His star in the east and are come to worship Him. 

Matthew 2:2b

The Wise Men could say, "We, being wise, worshiped Him, then left to walk a different way." When you and I kneel before Him, we too will arise to walk a different way - His Way.

 

 

 

 

Third Day of Christmas 

 

And when they (the Wise Men) had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts: gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 

Matthew 2:11b

 

The Wise Men brought gifts fit for a King. What gifts are you giving your Father this Christmas? First, you and I are the only acceptable gifts to God this Christmas. Then He wants our delight in Him, not our duty to Him, to motivate us to give our best.

 

 

 

Fourth Day of Christmas 

 

When Herod, the king, had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 

Matthew 2:3

 

How will you respond to Jesus? You have a choice - you can ignore Him or embrace Him. But you cannot avoid Him! Choose to know Him, serve Him, and keep His commands, or face the consequences of the other choice.

  

 

Fifth Day of Christmas 

 

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill towards men. 

Luke 2:14

 

For a few glorious minutes the heavens rang with the magnificent chorus of the angels, rejoicing that the Savior had come who would bring mankind peace with God.

Thank you, Jesus for this wonderful peace.

 

Sixth Day of Christmas 

 

For He that is mighty hath done great things and holy is His name. 

Luke 1:49

 

Mary's song in Luke 1:46-55 was about how great God is. Today let's consider His attributes. Your faith is as great as you think your God is.

 

Seventh Day of Christmas 

 

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. 

Isaiah 60:1

 

Some one near you is in the dark about the Light of the World, Jesus Christ. You hold the key to dispel that darkness. Show a friend the solution today.

 

Eighth Day of Christmas 

 

"I am the ALPHA and the OMEGA," says the Lord God, Who is and Who was and Who is to come - the Almighty.

Revelation 1:8

 

The Lord Jesus is the Prelude and the Postlude - the one who will be when all else has ceased to be.

 

Ninth Day of Christmas 

 

Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever. 

Hebrews 1:8

 

Jesus' coming was God shining through into our dark world. The brightness of His glory we cannot conceive, but we caught a glimpse when He came veiled in human flesh.

 

Tenth Day of Christmas 

 

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness. 

Isaiah 61:10

 

Today rejoice in your salvation. Bow before Him and adore Him. "My soul, extol, God's great favor, bless Him ever, For salvation; Give Him praise and adoration."

Birgitte Cathrine Boye  

Eleventh Day of Christmas 

 

Mary said, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to Thy Word." 

Luke 1:38

 

Mary responded to the angel's announcement by saying, "I belong to the Lord body and soul." If God appeared to you and said He was going to use your life to reveal His glory, how would you respond?

 

Twelfth Day of Christmas 

 

Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 

Matthew 24:42

 

We are to be so occupied about His business that when He comes we shall neither be surprised nor unprepared.

"Even so, come, Lord Jesus." 

 

  

  

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