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“And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.” 1 John 5:20 (NLT)
On this Christmas Day, we praise You, Jesus, as the Son of God.
Before the creation of the world, You were set apart by the Father for a unique mission.
You are our Messiah, the One sent to save us.
As Immanuel, God with us, the One through whom all things were created,
You chose to lie in a manger and die on a cross for us.
You willingly laid aside your majesty to come down into our world.
By believing in You, we have the gift of eternal life.
How amazing is Your power and glory!
May we always hold You in awe as the Son of God.
We praise You, Jesus, as the Son of David.
Your birth was foretold by many prophets who never saw You with their eyes,
but received truth about You through the Holy Spirit.
The Father preserved Your birthright generation after generation.
He fulfilled His promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
to give them countless descendants who would follow You.
You are the Lion of Judah, a King forever in the line of David.
Though You did not establish an earthly rule as many hoped,
You transcended those hopes with a universal kingdom to last for all time.
You are the fulfillment of countless prophecies, prayers and dreams.
May we always honor You as the Son of David.
We praise You, Jesus, as the Son of Man.
The Son of Joseph, a humble carpenter from Nazareth
who chose the path not traveled and proved himself faithful.
The Son of Mary, a young virgin of steadfast faith
who felt You turn in her womb and watched You suffer on a cross.
The Son who impressed teachers of the law
and amazed His parents even as a child.
The Son who understands our weaknesses
and faced all the tests we face yet never sinned.
The Son destined to cause many to fall and many to rise,
opposed without cause yet glorified above all.
As the Son of Man, now You are seated at God’s right hand,
offering prayers for us day and night as the Great High Priest.
You are the stairway between heaven and earth,
the only way we have access to the Father.
You are coming back on the clouds of heaven to give us eternal life.
May we always revere You as the Son of Man.
This Christmas Day, may our thoughts be fixed on You, Jesus.
May we believe in You as the only true God, the Lord over our lives.
May we trust You with all our hurts and hopes.
May we walk in fellowship with You, knowing you perfectly understand us.
May we rejoice in your birth and resurrection,
looking forward to the day when we will see You face to face.
In Your Name we pray, Amen.
TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Matthew 25:31, “But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne.” (NLT)
Luke 1:32, “He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.” (NLT)
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