|Daily Dose of God's Word
The Good News
For each of us, it takes different things to get us excited. The least good thing we hear about might be the 'good news' we've been waiting to hear. The news
that our child has gotten good grades is exciting to know, since that keeps them from failing. And we know they are learning at school. The news of a new job promotion is also wonderful to hear. It
means that our pay day is going to be larger, and perhaps that employer does appreciate us after all!
It was exciting to us, as grandparents, to hear that our grandson was going to be starting quarterback for his school. That might not be something special for other grandparents, but it made us swell with pride!
Also, I remember back when my son came home from high school to tell me he had missed being Valedictorian by a 100th of a point (that is getting very nitty gritty), but, he went on to say that he had been chosen Salutatorian. Well, that
was wonderful news to us! His Mom was also class salutatorian when she graduated. :)
This is the season for 'good news' in it's finest. It's not the decorating of our trees and homes to influence our neighbors or friends. It's not the purchasing of fine gifts and toys for our children or kinfolks. It's not eating at the
best restaurant to enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner, or having the family gathering at someone's house to enjoy all the great dishes. But, it's the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. God sent His only Son to earth, to live here
as we do, to know the life of a human, but, yet, he never sinned. He lived thirty three short years on earth, only to return to His Father, when He was crucified on that cross, bearing all our sins, so that we could, one day, live with him eternally, if we
chose to follow after Him - the GOOD NEWS!
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Heavenly Father, we thank you this Christmas season for Your gift of your Son, Jesus, to the world, as our Redeemer. Keep us in Your Grace this season, and help us show Your love within our hearts and lives. We give you praise! In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
All Scriptures are taken from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
©Copyright December 19, 2003 by Barbara Sanders. All rights reserved.