Advent Devotion 11-30-20

Advent Devotion for Monday, November 30 by Wayne Brim

To help you create space for God to enter your heart this advent season, advent devotions written by members of the congregation will be posted here Monday through Saturday of each week, through December 24th.

Today's advent devotion was written by Wayne Brim:

But you, Bethelem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times. - Micah 5:2

Today we begin celebrating Jesus’ first advent; His coming to the world in the likeness of you and me. Eight hundred years prior, God purposefully chose Micah, giving him the privilege and responsibility to proclaim Jesus. Micah announced hope; true hope coming from God for the people of Israel. Israel was experiencing extreme difficulty and hard times; similar to us today.

Now, 2,000 years after Mary gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem, we look back, celebrating His first coming and we look forward to His second. As God’s children, daughters and sons, we too are like Micah. We are called by God, given the fantastic privilege and responsibility to proclaim Jesus, the Christ.

God and Christ give us the best they have for us! We must be like Micah, announcing and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus - Lord and Savior! Today and every day, the world needs to hear of Jesus – His love, forgiveness, mercy and grace.

Thank you Heavenly Father, for sending me your son and blessing me with His presence. Humbly, I ask for guidance, strength and opportunity to proclaim Jesus to those I meet. That you will receive all glory and honor. Amen.

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