“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” Isaiah 9:6, NKJV).
While today might not be the actual day of Jesus’ birth on the calendar, on Dec. 25 we celebrate the birth of Jesus. As we now know, the birth of the Son of God into the earth was not the beginning of God’s Redemption plan, but rather an accomplished fact of generations.
As we celebrate all that His birth means to mankind, we can now also acknowledge the supernatural timings, submitted lives and intentional steps that God and His people took throughout generations to bring us full freedom. And those supernatural happenings did not stop with Jesus, either. We, too, play a part in the plan of Redemption for our lives and the lives of those we touch.
So, as we reflect on what it meant when the little baby Jesus was born in a manger, let us also meditate on all that He grew up to accomplish and all that He showed us how to do through His life to continue the redemptive plan of God in the earth.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:12-14, NKJV).
Live the Word:
Thank God for His supernatural timing. Thank Him that He had a plan of Redemption, and He fulfilled that plan throughout the centuries, even utilizing you today! Remember that Redemption was HIS plan. He made sure that your redemption was prepared for, and today, as we gaze down at Jesus in the manger, we can celebrate the specific, intentional and timely acts of love that brought God’s plan of Redemption to fruition.
Speak the Word
Glory to God in the highest! Praise the Lord, Jesus Christ! Thank You for Your supernatural timing. Thank You for Your plan of Redemption. I am beyond grateful for the redemption Your Son Jesus gave. We celebrate Jesus today and truly every day. Merry Christmas!
Scripture Study: Genesis 3:15; Ephesians 1:4; Matthew 20:28; Galatians 4:4-7
Let us endeavor to continue to work with God, to accomplish His Redemption plan for all mankind as far as we have influence and are able. Let’s follow in the footsteps of Jesus and be empowered by Holy Spirit into the greater things.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. Thank you for taking this journey with us through the supernatural timing of Jesus. Be blessed!
Click on the image below to download the PDF with the devotion and a beautiful graphic for Isaiah 9:6.