JOY IN THE JOURNEY! Advent 2020 Devotional 24

December 24, 2020
John 1:14

2020, the year of the pandemic has been one of disappointments, fear and pain for many. We will celebrate Christmas very differently this year.

During the advent season, we celebrate the coming of our Savior into the world; Jesus… Emmanuel, God with us. It is through Jesus Christ that we have the opportunity to see the invisible God. Jesus was fully human, fully God. Jesus felt the sting of rejection, the pain of loneliness. He knew the sorrow of loss as well as physical and emotional pain. Jesus can relate to all that we feel. Through every season of our lives, we can be thankful, knowing that we can bring all our fears, our pain and our sadness to him and know with certainty that he will understand and care. In this, we can find comfort and peace.

Thank you, God, for your gift that is too wonderful for words: the precious gift of your Son, Jesus… Emmanuel, God with us. Let us always be grateful, remembering that no matter what we face, we have God with us. Amen

Karen Rich