Unspeakable Joy Devotional

26-November

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Mary Did You Know? Seems out of place for this week, but I just heard the song and I can’t seem to stop thinking about it. This song dates back to 1984 written by Mark Lowry, inspired by a Christmas program he was working on for church.

The best part of the song might be the audience. Today’s audience knows all about Jesus-or can know about Him by reading the Bible. We know about Him walking on water. We know about Him giving sight to the blind and calming the storm. We know the man He became-the Savior.

But do we act like we know? Mary didn’t fully understand what the future held or how her innocent Son would die for sinful people, but we can look back and read about it. The trouble is…sometimes we forget.

If you look in the book of Luke when Gabriel comes to Mary to tell her that she will carry the son of God, he says this: “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” Luke 1:30-33

We forget how He calmed the fierce storm with His words and, instead, think He can’t handle our problems. We forget He created the world-think about that-and, instead, try to drown Him out. We forget He delivered us by grace and, instead, let guilt and feelings of inadequacy overwhelm us.

We do know who Jesus is. But do our actions show it?

“Did you know that your Baby Boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb? The sleeping Child you’re holding is the Great, I Am.”

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