Making Space – An Advent Devotional


How Many Kings?

I listen to the song, “How Many Kings?” on my phone. One line hits home harder than the rest: How many fathers gave up their sons for me?

As a mom, I cannot imagine ever giving up my kids. However noble a cause may be, for me, that seems an impossible commission. 

But our Father didn’t flinch from carrying out His will, His rescue plan. He knew the entire world, past, present and future, was writhing in pain. And He knew that sending His Son, was the only way out. 

For God so loved the world. 

No one else is capable of that love. Only God.

That He sent His only Son.

No one else is capable of that sacrifice. Only God.

That’s Christmas.


Father God, so often in the midst of the nativity story, I forget that You sent Your Son. You, Heavenly Father, gave up Your one and only Son for us – for me. What an indescribable gift. What an indescribable sacrifice. I stand in awe. Amen.