Unspeakable Joy Devotional

December 24th

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Watching And Waiting. Isaiah 26:8 “Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.”

On Christmas, we celebrate the coming of the Messiah, but the good news doesn’t stop there. The same Messiah whose miraculous birth we remember will return to earth one day. His second coming, just like His first, will take many by surprise, but this time, they won’t miss it. Luke 21:27 says, “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” He came to earth as a humble baby, He’ll return as King of Kings.

So, what do we do in the meantime? Watch for him! Worship Him! Make Him known among the nations. After all, that’s the final command he gave. We have to take it personally. As you wait for Him, do what he said, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20. He commanded, and He will be with us, for He is still Immanuel.

Luke 21:27-28 “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Every day, we are at least one day closer to the return of Christ. As Christians, we should long for His return. Jesus said when you see that He is coming to “lift up your heads, your redemption draweth nigh.” Oh, imagine that day! We will see Christ as He really is. Pray that God will prepare your heart for His return and impress upon you the need for others to know Him.

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