Christmas Presence

Devotional

Gift One - A Saviour




For a child is born to us, 


    a son is given to us. 


The government will rest on his shoulders. 


    And he will be called: 


Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, 


    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 


- Isaiah 9:6 NLT 


Over 2000 years ago our world received the most precious gift; one that would change everything. 


A Saviour. 


A woman called Mary was sent a message by the angel Gabriel that she would give birth to a son and He would be called Jesus, the Son of the Most High. 


Jesus grew up to do what nobody else could - pay the ultimate price for our sin, enabling us to enter an eternal relationship with God. He came to restore the relationship that was broken between us and God. Because of Jesus, we can talk to God freely and be in his presence anywhere, anytime. 


We no longer have to live in guilt, shame or condemnation because Jesus took the weight from us when He died on the cross. Now we can live in freedom and forgiveness knowing that God is on our side. Christmas is a celebration of the birth of our Saviour, and the celebration of all that He did for us! 


Take some time today to reflect on this wonderful gift of a Saviour, sent for you. Spend some time in His presence and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to you today.