Coming Again

Sunday, December 16, 2018
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It's the season.
He's the reason.
It's that time of year again when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Born in a lowly stable.
Heralded by a host of angels.
Worshipped by shepherds and wise men.
A tiny baby.
A mighty Saviour.

In these days of Advent, may we be aware of who we are celebrating and why He came to earth.
Jesus Messiah.
The Saviour of the world.
He came to save us from our sins.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23 NKJV)
God's plan of salvation for all of mankind.
God with us.

May we also not forget that He will come again in all His glory.
King of kings.
Lord of lords.
Prince of Peace.
And He shall reign forever and ever.

1 Thessalonians 4:16a – For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. (NKJV)

Acts 1:11 – Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven. (NKJV)

Are you ready?

Have you turned from your sin and accepted Him into your heart as Lord and Saviour?
Are you living the life that God has called you to live?
Seeking His kingdom first?
Shining His light into the world around you?

Jesus is coming again!
Make sure you're ready.

Titus 2:11-13 – For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. (NLT)

Luke 12:35-36,40 – Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected. (NLT)

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who came to us as a tiny baby, to be the Saviour of the world and to save us from our sins. We thank You for the promise that He will come again in all His glory and that at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Come, Lord Jesus, come. We pray in Your holy name. Amen.

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Amen Dee!

    Lovely poetry, Dee.

    A beautiful message.

    Thank you for your devotional today!

    I love your devotional! Thank you and God bless!

    Thanks, Dee, for the encouraging word. Merry Christmas.

    Thank you, Dee, for sharing this devotional with us. Blessings.

    Thank you, Dee, for this excellent reminder of what we are celebrating.

    Thank you,

    How wonderful is our Lord. Thank you for the clearly heartfelt sentiments, so encouraging.

    Dee, a lovely devotion. I feel settled into the “rightness” of the season.
    Thank you.

    Dear Dee,
    Your devotional today was truly wonderful. It was a real “chin-lifter” for me and just what I needed to read today. Thank you so much. May it bless many and do a world of good.

    Good morning!
    Your devotion for today has touched me deeply. Thank you.
    I would like to share it during one of our services this Christmas.
    May God continue to bless and guide you.

    Dear Dee,
    What a glorious time we have to look forward to when Jesus comes again! Christmas is such a great time to celebrate His birth but what a celebration it will be at His return. Many thanks and blessings for your writings.

    Thank you, very appropriate. Maranatha!

    Hi Dee,
    Good, timely devotional as we prepare for the celebrations of the coming of the Christ child. And through the words of scripture we are assured indeed that he will return again. May we all be ready.
    I wish you a Blessed Christmas again.

    Dear Dee,
    Well-written and most precious. I appreciate your progression of glorious thoughts of the coming of our Lord.
    Keep writing,

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