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The Coming of Jesus

…He is Christ the Lord.
LUKE 2:11

Lord Jesus, on this Christmas Day we worship You.

·      We worship You as Immanuel, God with us! You were born of a virgin, having been conceived from the Holy Spirit. This fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14).
·      We worship You as Savior! You were given the name Jesus, because you have saved your people from their sins. (Matthew 1:20-23)
·      We worship You as worthy! Mary wrapped You in cloths and placed You in a manger, because there was no room in the inn. (Luke 2:7) A crowded inn. A crowded mind. A crowded day. Lord Jesus, You are worthy of our best. Fill our minds with heartfelt worship!
·      We worship You as Peacemaker! Angels proclaimed, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men… (Luke 2:11,14). You, Jesus, opened heaven’s door. Man, who could not attain peace on his own, is given peace with God through faith in You!
·      We worship You as King! Magi followed a star, searching for the king of the Jews. Upon coming to You, they bowed and worshiped. (Matthew 2) You, Jesus, are the King of kings! You reign now and forever!
·      We worship You as the One who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8). You have come to bring salvation. You are coming again to bring justice and deliverance. Angels will again proclaim Your coming. All nations of the earth will see You come on the clouds, with power and great glory. (1 Thessalonians 4:16, Matthew 24:30)
·      We worship You as LORD. At Your name every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that You, Jesus Christ, are Lord! (Philippians 2:10-11) 

Lord Jesus, on this Christmas Day, we acknowledge that You alone are worthy of worship. Like the angels on the night of Your birth, use us to fill our surroundings with praise of You until You come again!

Jan Burkhart

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