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The Promise Is for You and Your Children

December 2, 2015

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The Promise  Is for You  and Your Children

Recently,  an interviewer  went  into a store  where people  were Christmas shopping.     He asked children  and adults questions  about the real reason  for celebrating Christmas.     Most of the answers showed  a total lack  of knowledge.     Even after 2,000 years  of telling  the gospel  of Jesus’ birth,  people are clueless  about their need  for a Savior  and the fact  that our Savior has been born.

They only glumly  and methodically  go about their business  of getting their Christmas shopping done  before all the “good stuff”  is gone.

This is so different  from how the shepherds felt  on the night Jesus  was born.     After the angels announced  Jesus’ birth  and told them how  to identify  the Savior,  Luke 2:16-18 records,

So  they came  in a hurry  and found their way  to Mary  and Joseph,  and the baby  as He lay  in the manger.     When they had seen this,  they made known  the statement  which had been told them  about this Child.     And all who heard it wondered  at the things  which were told them  by the shepherds.

The shepherds  were in awe  of the baby Jesus.     The truth  of the angels’ message  was proven  when they saw Jesus  just as they were told.     Then,  when the magi came looking  for the new King Jesus,  King Herod’s jealousy  led him  to kill  all the baby boys  in the area.     That was a whole different reception  of what should have been good news  —  if there was any understanding  of the fulfillment  of God’s promises.

People either accept,  reject,  or remain indifferent  to their need  for a Savior.     When Peter preached  after Jesus’ resurrection,  he assured us  in Acts 2:39,

For the promise  is for you  and your children  and for all  who are far off,  as many  as the Lord  our God  will call  to Himself.

The promise  of salvation  is for all.     How many share that promise  with their children  and others?     So many are clueless after 2,000 years.     Let’s give others  the true gift  of Christmas.

With the open hearts  of the shepherds,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for being our Savior King.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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