The Magic Of Christmas

Devotional
“Interrupted”

The birth of Jesus was a glorious interruption—an interruption in the history of our world. But on a personal, intimate level, it was an interruption in the lives of his earthly parents, Mary and Joseph. They had planned to be married, but they had not planned for a pregnancy conceived by God. They had not planned for Mary to be carrying the Savior of the World.

God even interrupted the shepherds’ daily work—hanging out on a hillside, counting sheep—with his glory!

Luke 2:13–14: Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

In turn, the shepherds interrupted what was expected of them and took off to find the baby Jesus. Talk about spontaneity—those shepherds went AWOL because God interrupted their routine!

During this Christmas season when we are so busy working for God, make sure you leave time, space, and energy to be open to the unexpected. Let God interrupt your life! Maybe he desires to change your daily outlook. Have you grown tired or complacent or even a little bored in your journey with God?

Maybe you’ve had enough of a situation or a person—you’re just worn slap out. Maybe you need to drop the mask that everything is fine and good and you can handle it all. Can I get an Amen? God wants to gloriously interrupt your journey in order to raise you up to a higher level of peace and intimacy in knowing him. Take the time to step away from your routine, from what is expected, and let a glorious interruption happen this season!

Jána Guynn
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