For many of us, our mental story of Jesus begins in a manger. The truth is, Jesus has always existed. Referred to by John as “the Word,” Jesus was present with God at the beginning of all things. Everything that is was created through Him. His time among us was only a small—but to us, extremely important—slice of His eternal existence. He has always been, and always will be, present.
1. Do you think of Jesus more as a baby in a manger or the Creator of the universe?
2. Do you have a personal/family devotional for Christmas? If not, would you consider using one? If yes, are you using it?
Challenge: Have you ever had that one relative that came a day (or week) early for a visit? And were you ready? Probably not! We need to always be ready for His presence. When you recognize Jesus presence in your life this week, text a friend each day how you experienced Him. You will have to be ready to notice Him!
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