Friday, July 16, 2021

Luke 2:12 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Luke 2:12

“This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."


Last night and today, as I was praying, the Lord laid something like this on me: The greatest gift ever given wasn’t under a tree, then unwrapped, but rather wrapped and laid in a manger. The cross is where our debt to sin was paid, but it started in a manger. It started not in luxury or wealth but in obscurity and dirt. Jesus went from wrapped in swaddling cloths to the world wrapping Him in accusations, hate, taunts, and finally a crown of thorns.


But take heart because God was about to unwrap the greatest Gift ever given, our redemption, our reconciliation, and our salvation through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, in that empty tomb!!!


John 20:6-7 - Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus' head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen.


We don’t deserve it, and we could never earn it, but that’s why it’s called a Gift. God wanted us to know that it’s not about what we can do but what He already did through His Son!!!! Unwrap your Gift of Salvation today, and I promise you, you won’t ever want to exchange it!!!! The greatest gift ever given wasn’t laid under a tree but rather nailed to one for you and me! The question isn’t did it happen, but will you accept Him?


Thank You, Jesus. Help us to be more like You and let Your love shine through us!!!!


I love you all, God bless, and glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!!




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