Cross the Bridge - December 25, 2012

Unto Us a Child is Born - Tuesday, December 25th 2012

Isaiah 9:6

"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.

Merry Christmas! Please note in the above verse it says, "unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given." This means that Jesus was not just given, but HE was given to US. The capital letters in 'Son' and 'Child' tell us this verse is pointing to Jesus Christ. Jesus was given to us, and He was given for us. It is often said, "Jesus is the reason for the season." Let's take a deeper step and remember why Jesus is the reason for the season. Jesus came not only to set us free, but He also came to die so that we could live. Jesus died for us so we could live for Him. Are you living for Jesus? This Christmas, give yourself anew to the one who gave Himself for you. Spend some time reading the real Christmas story and ask the Lord to lead you closer to Him. Be in service to Him and to others this year like never before.

Dear Lord,
Thank You for the Gift of Grace that we celebrate in this season. Have I been living for Jesus? Please reveal to me any way in which I have failed or am failing to live for Him. I pray this in Jesus' name, Amen.

Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge

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