We find ourselves rejoicing with the angels upon the birth of the Promised Child – “Glory to the newborn king!” In the fourth week of Advent, Christmas is just a few short days away as we celebrate God’s Son taking on human form and becoming a baby, born in a lowly place among the animals. In our advent devotion today, we are going to talk about why it was necessary for Jesus to come to earth and live as one of us.
Our Bible readings are from Isaiah 60:1-2, one of the prophecies foretelling the coming of Jesus who will be the light in the darkness, and Luke 2:4-7 – Jesus’ birth.
Imagine being a shepherd, tending your flock as you do every evening when suddenly, angels appear in the sky, telling you that the Savior is born!!
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”Luke 2:13-14
Echoing the angels song, we too can sing Glory to the Newborn King!
Hark the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn king. Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled. Joyful all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies With angelic host proclaim Christ is born in Bethlehem. Hark the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn king.
True God, True Man
Jesus as God’s Son is true God and became true man. Jesus was human, just like you and me, except for one thing – being true God He was without sin. We are born under the law and because of our sin, we deserve to suffer and die. Since Jesus came to earth as a baby and became a true Man, He took our place and took our sin upon Him in His death on the cross. And he was able to do this because he was without sin!
“For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.”Romans 5:19
What joy we have as we proclaim with all our hearts that Jesus is our Savior and was born, died, and rose again to give us eternal life with him! Here is the rundown of our devotion this week:
[1:30] The Lord’s Prayer
[2:48] Hark the Herald Angels Verse 1
[3:47] Devotion Bible Readings: Isaiah 60:1-2 and Luke 2:4-7
[4:57] Kid’s Devotion
[7:09] Hark the Herald Angels Verse 2
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