Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC
Monday, December 7
By Tommye Jordan
Gift for Baby Jesus Brings a New Day with Hope
Read Isaiah 41:10
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (KJV)
We live in a continual daily STORM while on God’s earth. As history continues to repeat over and over, each generation feels they are living in the “last days” and that life cannot get any worse. The new virus brought sorrow, fear and pain all over the world. The difference in this new disease and past history is people forgot to turn to the Hope of the world. Instead of filling God’s Churches, masses have turned to riots and destruction of God’s country. This world belongs to God. We who are here have a responsibility to take care of what Jesus has given us.
This season of celebration of God sending His only Son as our Savior brings the promise we have a deliverer, protector, healer who never leaves us. We can trust Jesus to bring us through this STORM just as he has in the past and will do the same in the future. Jesus is a loving BUT just God. With trust and prayer Jesus has brought America through the storms of war, disease and numerous natural acts of nature. Jesus has blessed all and expects in return we follow his laws. When America was strong in faith, moral actions and love of mankind, Jesus answered the prayers of believers. Where is that America today?
Perhaps the best gift for baby Jesus during this Holy celebration is for all people to give their trust, faith, and hope to Jesus. Pray continually for strength, energy and wisdom to follow God’s laws and do His will daily. Jesus is waiting on us. Jesus has all the answers. Let’s not let him down.
Dear God, forgive our many sins and help us follow Your plans for a world of peace. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.