Advent Devotional December 11: How Glorious!

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

By Charlie Reynolds

Perhaps one of the most joyous times of the year is when Christians celebrate Christ coming into the world. Just think: God so loved mankind that He sent His Son to dwell amongst mere humans in order to be our eternal Savior. Christ died for us who are sinners, was miraculously raised from the dead, and ascended into heaven.

In today's world, humans are subjected to the commercial bombardment that we need to purchase certain products as gifts in order to show our love towards family and friends. This conception of love starts shortly after Halloween. How hollow! The Lord has already given the greatest gift of all, His only begotten Son that we may have eternal Salvation. Advent is a celebration of the coming of our Savior and His never-ending love, joy, and hope. How glorious!

Dear Heavenly Father, please continue to guide us down the path which leads us to You, constantly remembering the greatest gift that you have already bestowed upon mankind. Amen.

Charlie Reynolds is married to Jane and has been a member of South Main since 2011. He is a member of the Power & Light Community and volunteers with the construction team.

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