Though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. — 2 Corinthians 8:9
What do you imagine Heaven is like? With streets of gold and gates of jewels? With peace and love and joy abounding? Can you imagine ever leaving such a place?
Surrounded by the glories of Heaven, Jesus chose to leave.
He left Heaven to go to the poorest people and humblest circumstances — an enslaved nation, a young bride-to-be, a poor carpenter, a manger in a stable. Why?
For our sakes.
No matter how full our bank account, we are poverty-stricken without God. For us, Jesus left Heaven and made Himself poor so that we “might become rich” in God. He’s offering Heaven to you. All you have to do is say yes.
Jesus, You left all the wonders of Heaven — for my sake. “Thank You” just isn’t enough; I give my life to You.
A Savior Is Given
Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given… And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. — Isaiah 9:6
God foretold the coming of Jesus long before He came. From the foundation of the world, He knew His beloved Son would humble Himself so that His beloved — but sin-stained — people could be lifted up. Jesus would leave all the might and glory and majesty of Heaven to be born an infant, a babe laid in a dusty manger. The Son of God… given to us. Jesus is the Cornerstone upon which our faith is built, upon which all the promises of God are kept (Acts 4:11).
He is Wonderful, the Counselor who comforts and guides us. He is our Mighty God, fully divine. And as the Prince of Peace, He brings our hearts a peace that passes all understanding today and a home of eternal peace in Heaven.
All because a Savior is born unto us.
Lord, thank You for giving us Your Son.
Excerpted with permission from God’s Promises Every Day by Jack Countryman, copyright Jack Countryman.
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Christmas is here and there may be so much still left to be done before the Big Day, but let’s pause and say “Thank You” for the overwhelming Gift of Jesus in our lives, our Mighty God who came as a humble Baby to bring us peace. Amen and Amen! Come share your thoughts with us on our blog. We would love to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily