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Psalm 119:103 – How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (KJV)
Nostalgic 1940s twelve-pack gift books of Life Savers® and tins of hard Christmas candy in every colour of the rainbow were available at the corner pharmacy. There was candy wrapped in personalized Scripture, boldly printed for us to remember the sweetness of Jesus. Phrases like "For God so loved the world" and "The sweetest name I know" remind us of Jesus, who in His awesome humanity and holiness is the sweetest story ever told.
A sister had given her brother an oval, old-fashioned Christmas tin of mint candy that read, "Jesus is the sweetest name I know". Now, we know according to Scripture that God's Word is sweeter than honey to the mouth, and Jesus is the Word of God, so Jesus is the sweetest name we know. When I consider that He is my precious, sweet life Saviour, everything else seems drab and tasteless in comparison. He brings us rainbows of flavours and vivid colours of life to weave throughout our experience and service of love to Him.
Any time you want to see and taste the sweetness of Jesus, be still and take in the delightful flavour and vivid colour of His majestic and glorious character that permeates the life of a believer. When you look at the rainbow of colour and flavour in hard Christmas candies and look at those candy containers bearing Scripture, remember Jesus. Read the Bible. Be still before God and savour the Saviour. To believers, Jesus is indeed the sweetest story ever told. We know that the taste of His words and the flavours of His sweetness are not momentary, as in candy, but His essence of sweetness continues forever.
Prayer: Dear Father, thank You for giving us the holy nectar of heaven: our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, whose taste is sweeter than honey. Amen.
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Thank you, Karen. Wonderful analogies.
Great words of encouragement, Karen. Merry Christmas.
What a lovely illustration of Jesus! Sweet, sweet Jesus, our precious Lord and Saviour. Merry Christmas.
Thank you, Karen, for sharing this Christmas season devotional with us. What a blessing you’ve been! Blessings.
We have a family memory of my kids getting those lifesaver books every year. I wish I had also shared your thoughts with them!
Brought back some memories. My grandfather gave each of his grandchildren one of those lifesaver books every year for Christmas. We are blessed indeed to have such memories of Christmas’ gone by. I still love to see the little children do the nativity pageant each year.
Thank you for the devotional. How true and wow, memories of those life savers came to mind. You do not see them anymore but Jesus is still present. Praying for people to crave the sweetness that only Jesus can provide.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I had a sweet taste in my mouth before three quarters through reading your devotional!
Thank you for touching my spiritual heart as well as my senses.
I pray that God will bless you with a special Christmas and forever.
Good devotional this morning. And Good advice as well. One of my favorite instructions from the Bible was at the time of Jesus’ transfiguration when God said, “This is my beloved Son, Listen to Him.” Would it be that more people would heed these words.
We wish you a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I really enjoyed your devotional this morning. The comparison of Jesus to the sweetness of honey is so true, as we reflect at this time of the birth of a sweet little babe that has become our loving Saviour.
Blessings to you as you celebrate this special time of Jesus birth.
Such an eloquently written devotional leaving us with an unforgettable image of the Sweetness of Jesus!