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Dec 21 Devotion: Jesus

Jesus

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

What does the name Jesus mean to you? What does it do to your thinking during the day when you just think about that name? Does it lift you up on a bad day? Can it calm you down in stressful situations?

I ask all these questions to hopefully give you something to think about during this upcoming weekend. The last weekend before Christmas! We are sure to encounter honking horns, screeching tires, and probably rude and irate people. It’s easy during this time to find ourselves wanting to put Jesus on the shelf and fall in line with the world on what is sure to be a hectic weekend. What effect would it have on us if we spent our time thinking about that name Jesus? Could it help us to not lose our patience, or possibly help us to show some kindness that people aren’t expecting to find this weekend?

Can you see yourself standing in line this weekend and someone asking you how you can seem so happy with all the craziness going on around you? You then telling them how you are thinking about your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You can’t envision this if you are allowing the world to have a greater affect on you than Jesus!!

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson

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