Advent Devotional 15

December 15 - Scripture

From our Cornerstone class, as they reflect on Scripture that makes Christmas special:

All scripture, we are assured, is God-breathed. Yet in its holiness, it meets us where we are in our brokenness. How many times have you needed a word of reassurance and opened the Bible randomly only to find a verse that exquisitely fits your need? Such moments are not coincidence; they are divine.

It should not surprise us, then, to realize that scripture is the most beautiful reminder of what Christmas is. Christmas is proof of God’s extravagant love: “For God SO loved the world, He gave His only begotten son.” Christmas is a reminder of His presence: “I am with you always.” (Matthew 28:20) Christmas is reassurance of grace extended to us: “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions.. and remembers your sin no more.” (Isaiah 43:25)

No presents on earth can ever compete with these gifts we find in the pages of our Bibles!

 

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