New Morning Mercies
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that you enjoy time with friends and family and a Christmas cookie or two! Maybe you're taking a little break from holiday party chaos or you're waiting to leave for Christmas at Grandma's and decided to read this post. Whatever the case may be, I hope that this little post encourages you and reminds you what this day is really all about.
I opened a gift from my brother early over the weekend and it was a book I had asked for called "New Morning Mercies" by Paul David Tripp. It is compiled of thoughts, encouragement, and scripture for every day of the year. What I love about it is that its also a little more modern than some devotionals. Totally readable and the design is lovely, yet simple!
In today's entry, we look at Romans 8: 31-39 which reads, "
Some of the devotional reads, "Sit in front of your Christmas tree and read these words out loud to your loved ones so that you will all remember what the Christmas story is all about. Remember that Jesus willingly endured constant rejection and life-ending injustice, so that you and I would experience the unalterable, unshakable, undefeatable love of God forever. Remember that he readily went unloved so that we would know constant love. Remember that he deserved to be loved, but was rejected so that we who deserve to be rejected would be eternally loved. Remember that he was willing to subject himself to the fickle and failing love of of his followers so that we would know the faithful and unfailing love of the Father. Remember that he endured separation so that nothing could ever separate us from the Father's love.
As you remember these things remember this: if God was willing to give up his Son so that we would know his love, doesn't it make sense that he will also with him give us everything else we need? The promise of the Christmas story is unshakeable love and every need met. Now, thats worth celebrating!"