Daily Devotional Rev. Johnnie Flakes,III - December 11, 2009
Our devotion for today comes from Luke 2:15 "And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepards said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us."
Wherever you are today, meditate on this; has anyone ever given you a birthday party? Most likely, at some point in your life, you discovered the joy of having your friends and family gather together to celebrate your birth. How did that make you feel? By celebrating your birthday, they testified to the fact that your very existence has made their own lives somewhat better.
Now, a second question: have you ever been to a birthday party to which the birthday boy or girl was not even invited or mentioned? Of course not! What sense would it make to throw a party to celebrate someone, and then fail to invite the guest of honor? Christmas is coming. Chances are, you have already attended one or two Christmas parties, or maybe you have one or two scheduled for later. Do you realize what a Christmas party is? Is it a simple gathering of friends or co-workers? A chance to exchange presents? An hour of free time in the middle of a workday? If any of these describe the gathering that you attended or plan to attend, then you have not been to a real Christmas party.
A Christmas party is the ultmate birthday extravaganza! We celebrate Christmas because we want to testify that Jesus existence has made our own lives infinitely better. Was Jesus at your Christmas party? Will He be at your upcoming Christmas party? Take a moment right now to escape the hustle of "the holiday" and rejoice in your Savior's birthday.
Have a blessed day!
Your brother in Christ,
J. H. Flakes, III