Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 12-1-16

Daily Reading 12-1-16

Psalm 72:18-19 New Living Translation (NLT)


When I was a child I looked with great anticipation to the Christmas celebrations with family.  We always went to my maternal grandparents for Christmas Eve; we gathered with the whole extended family. Everyone brought an abundance of joy to share.  We always had such a wonderful time and It remains one of my favorite memories.  


Scripture teaches the Lord—Jesus Christ—and his Kingdom will cover the earth with his glory.  Joy will erupt from every corner of the earth.  The Christ will release his fullness of joy for believers.  We know that will take place when Christ returns to reign forever.  In the mean time, we lift praise for Christ’s first advent and patiently wait in hope and anticipation for his second advent.  It is going to be a wonderful time!


Psalm 72:18-19


Praise the Lord God, the God of Israel,

    who alone does such wonderful things.


Praise his glorious name forever!

    Let the whole earth be filled with his glory.

Amen and amen!


Prayer:  Lord, I thank you for family and friends to share in the Christmas celebration; it is a taste of things to come.  Thank you for descending from glory to be the Savior of the world; to be my Savior.  I look forward to the time of your second coming when you will gather your spiritual family and celebrate your reign forever.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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