Fourth Tuesday of Advent – Gift

Christmas Day – December 25, 2018

Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 9:6, “A child is born to us, a son is given to us, and authority will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”

Gift:

• a notable capacity, talent, or endowment

• something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation

• the act, right, or power of giving

Below s a screenshot from my devotional for today from an app I use on my smartphone. I love how God works in our lives. I am enormously BLESSED!

Christmas Day has arrived, we are celebrating the birth of Jesus. The prophecy spoken by Isaiah had come to fruition. We celebrate with all in heaven and praise God for His gift of salvation. We are given grace and mercy, not because we are worthy or deserving – No, they are gifts of God! Jesus, Wonderful Counselor, He invites each of us into a personal and intimate friendship. He cares deeply and passionately for all creation. He knows your heart, your wishes and your dreams. He knows our faults, our sins and wants to forgive you. We must answer the call and surrender to Him. Let Him be your “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace!”

Jesus, by choosing to be born human, just like you and me, is relatable, is approachable and is fully human and fully divine.

“Thank God for his gift that words can’t describe!” -2 Corinthians 9:15

“The wages that sin pays are death, but God’s gift is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 6:23

“You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith. This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed.” -Ephesians 2:8

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I am in awe at your willingness to come down to earth from heaven to be my Wonderful Counselor and Prince of Peace. All praise to you! Amen.

I will like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you who have supported me throughout Advent, I am blessed to have contacts around the world! It is incredible that the love of Jesus and the story of His birth can be shared on multiple continents. I also would like to thank my church family for sharing this advent study and reading, what an honor to worship with you at ACC! To my closest friends, your words of encouragement feed my soul! This space has grown into more than I imaged and has become a ministry in a way, I am grateful for the journey and your companionship along the way. I look forward to sharing in many more things in the future.

~Peace and Blessings~

References:

The C. S. Lewis Bible NRSV

The Holy Bible CEB

https://www.biblegateway.com

www.abingdonpress.com

https://www.merriam-webster.

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