We just celebrated Christmas, the birth of Jesus. Immanuel, God with us. Our human minds find it difficult to grasp this. By accepting this amazing gift we are saved. Jesus, Lord and Savior, sent to earth to be WITH us. Jesus sent to be sacrificed so we could be forgiven for our sin and we could be reunited in direct relationship with our heavenly Father.
God, thank you for the gift of Jesus Christ! A plan so glorious we experience trouble accepting. Help me do just that and impress upon my heart and mind that you have deemed me worthy. In your forgiving love you provided us all the opportunity to know you, to be WITH you. Tomorrow my little family returns from the celebratory vacation back to the busy life. Help us grow in obedience and wisdom throughout this new year. Amen.
I don’t know that I will normally do this, but it felt right this time. Below I have provided the scripture I studied during my prayer time today.
Romans 8:31-39 (NIV) Source
More Than Conquerors
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[a]
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.