Friday, December 25, 2015

December 25, 2015: Fragile Gift

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2015 - Day 358

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a video of the family group, The Martins, singing … Heaven’s Child, declaring the delivery of a fragile, but all powerful, gift … our Lord and Savior, Jesus.

Highlight Passage:   Luke 2: 7 [NKJV] …
7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. … Fragile!! Handle with care. … 
Highlight Context – Luke 2: 1-11 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK  …
 … The glorious gift of the Messiah came in such a fragile package.

Reference Passage #1 - Isaiah 9: 6-7 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… The promise of this gift from God seemed to all to be a majestic King … and He was; but His delivery would be in such a fragile package.

Reference Passage #2 - Philippians 2:6-11 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
… This incredible gift … the little, fragile, baby, Who grow in power and promise to save the world.

My Journal for Today:  Today’s Our Daily Bread author, Keila Ochoa, used a pertinent word picture to describe God’s gift to mankind … the fragile little baby in a manger, Jesus. She wrote, When we give a fragile gift, we make sure it is marked on the box that contains it. The word fragile is written with big letters because we don’t want anyone to damage what is inside. … God’s gift to us came in the most fragile package: a baby. 

Today is Christmas Day, … the day each year during the Advent Season when we Christians, here in the USA, celebrate that little, fragile gift from God, … that gift, Who was given by God on high, through a young Jewish virgin, to mankind. And the fragile little baby was lain there in a manger with the announcement of His coming by Angels to nearby shepherds. And He was the One Who was later visited by Kings from afar.

 And that special delivery, in the unlikely manger scene we celebrate each year, was the package Whose coming had been prophesied as The Messiah over 700 years before He came, … being sent in such a fragile, gentle package. But it was the most powerful gift delivered to any/all who would believe on Him as the Savior and Lord.

 Please take in a few Christmas moments today, if you’re reading here, to link to the song above, sung by the Martin sisters; and then review the manger scene in Luke, Chapter 2, as well as the prophesy of this special delivery package in Isaiah, Chapter 9. And then pray with me a very personal THANK YOU to God, the Father, for sending His Son as that fragile little baby to save us all.

My Prayer Today:  Heavenly Father, … Thank you, Lord, for coming, … special delivery, … to save all of us Who have received You as Lord and Savior. … Amen

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