Daily December Devotional — Day 10

Today’s Verses: Matthew 1:22-25 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him andContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 10”

Daily December Devotional — Day 9

Today’s Verses: Matthew 1:18-21 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want toContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 9”

Daily December Devotional — Day 8

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:34-38 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relativeContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 8”

Daily December Devotional — Day 7

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:29-33 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He willContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 7”

Daily December Devotional — Day 6

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:26-28 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highlyContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 6”

Daily December Devotional — Day 5

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:23-25 When [Zechariah’s] time of service was completed, he returned home. After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. “The Lord has done this for me,” she said. “In these days he has shown me his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.” DuringContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 5”

Daily December Devotional — Day 4

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:18-22 Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.” The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tellContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 4”

Daily December Devotional — Day 3

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:11-17 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to [Zechariah], standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth willContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 3”

Daily December Devotional — Day 2

Today’s Verses: Luke 1:5-10 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. But theyContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 2”

December Devotional Day 1

Ironically, Christmas is a season in which you could look around at our culture and ask: “What does Jesus have to do with Christmas?” and conclude that the answer is “nothing.” I am not getting pulled into that trap. So, I’m seeking to bathe myself in the story of Jesus’ birth as told in God’sContinue reading “December Devotional Day 1”