Unspeakable Joy Devotional

December 4th

 

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Christmas Is Not A Myth…It’s A Miracle! Do you ever wonder if the story of Christmas is actually true? Is Christmas a myth? Luke 1:1-4 “Foreasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us. Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, that thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou has been instructed.”

In the world where Santa Claus appears in stores before Thanksgiving, it can be difficult to sort through all the customs of our culture and hold on to what Christmas is all about. We can get carried away by the things of the world and forget the things of God. Our children can have trouble distinguishing between fantasy and facts, and even we can be tempted to equate the birth of Christ with other “legends” of the holiday season.

Luke knew people would question the events surrounding the birth of Christ. Who wouldn’t? It all seemed a bit outrageous, but from the beginning, there were witnesses. Luke spoke with them and recorded their words. He investigated the truth of what he had been told. Why? So we would know the certainty of the things we have been taught. So we will know the truth.

God had said a virgin would give birth, and she did. We can believe that because those who witnessed the event recorded it. We do not have to wonder every year if what we believe is true; we know it is because God’s word tells us so. So, this holiday season, don’t treat the virgin birth like you do any other Christmas story. Stop and wonder anew at the amazing miracle God performed and then remember the precious purpose He had: you! “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

 

 

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