Day 27 - Faith to Obey
"He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” --Luke 1:32-33
Today take some time to read through the first chapter of Luke (perhaps make it a family activity to enjoy together on Christmas day). This whole first chapter details the events of lives God involved in the coming of Jesus; lives which required great faith to respond to the incredible message that God was entering the world as a baby borne of a virgin.
As I have said, I don’t feel that we today are much different from the people in Jesus’s time. We can read the events surrounding Jesus’s life with the same amount of awe and wonder as the people who witnessed them firsthand. We can also respond in ways similar to theirs. God asked some incredible things of the people you will read about in Luke 1. He asked a virgin to believe in and physically carry God’s Son in her womb. He told a barren couple that their baby would be the last prophet to prepare the way for Jesus’s ministry in the world. He asked a Jewish man to walk faithfully with his wife who would encounter much skepticism for her pregnancy. He asked kings from another nation to visit the Christ child to witness His miraculous birth. They all responded in faith.
Will you respond similarly?
All that God asks from those who would follow Him is belief that He is the one true God. The God you’ve been reading about this past month wants to have a personal relationship with you to make you into all that He created you to be; to reach your highest potential; to become more like His Son Jesus. All that is required is belief.
If this is a decision you would like to make, or one about which you would simply like more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t wait to talk with you.
God bless you in the coming year.