Monday, December 10, 2012

Countdown to Christmas - Day 16

"For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 'Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!'"  -Luke 2:11-14

How old were you when God called you to Him? Throughout the ages, He's used infants, young children, tweens, teenagers, and adults for His kingdom purposes. Every one who is called by Him has a specific, God-ordained and God-given purpose. Me. You. Our children.

My youngest son, Gideon, has an uncanny ability to make even the hardest women smile. The gleam in his eye, the tweak in his lip. All it takes is one grin, and I've watched grandma-types who couldn't stand children melt like chocolate in the sunlight. God used him from infancy to touch hearts.

Lord, help us to recognize Your will for our lives as we consider our salvation this Christmas season. Jesus' ministry and calling were clear. He would save the lost, heal the sick, loose the bound, love the brokenhearted. Thank You, God, for the peace You've brought into our lives through the birth of Your Son. Surely goodness and mercy follow us every day. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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