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Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true. I am He who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me.”

John 8:17-18 (NASB)

We are at the beginning of Christmas Advent, a time of waiting, observation and celebration of the gift of Christ to mankind. Yet we live in a world that is more distant and disconnected from the spiritual significance of this time of year; for many it is only a celebration of humanity. The world gives us the story of the baby Jesus, helpless, a weak sign of vague hope in life. He was so much more than that.

The Christmas season as we know it is a relatively modern invention from the Victorian era, which has been vaunted as Holy. But the date of Advent/Christmas is insignificant in itself, what is important is what happened…it was done by the Triune God to re-unite sinful humanity to a righteous God who loves them. The gift of salvation is wonderfully acceptable every day of the year, and certainly more important than any one day.

Dear reader, as we meditate upon Advent let us not focus on the baby Jesus; the helpless babe in a manger, that the world “oohs and aahs” over. A baby never arrives by it’s own will, it needs help! That babe is one part of the Triune God, sent by His Father and, enabled by the Holy Spirit – “From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel” (Micah 5:2). Let us thus focus upon the miraculous unselfishness of Almighty God in all His Glory, to save us.

* This devotion is inspired from my reading of C.H. Spurgeon’s book Joy Born At Bethlehem which can be freely downloaded. It is a series of sermons with a Christmas theme worth reading.

12 thoughts on “Sent By God

  1. Thank you again for the great reminder. There is a u-tube circulating with the Ball Brothers singing. I don’t know who they are but their message this Christmas is clear. It; is called It is all about the Cross. Talking about the whole Christmas story. It compliments your blogs.

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