The True Meaning of Christmas

Posted by | December 25, 2017 | Balance, Family, Pastors' Wives | No Comments
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As you are spending Christmas Day with your family, I pray you are enjoying your time together and making memories. Whether you still have young children at home or you are an empty nester, we can all still make wonderful memories of the “True Meaning of Christmas.”

I would like to share today’s “Jesus Calling” devotion with you and pray as you go through the day it will stay at the forefront of your mind.

As you wait attentively in My Presence, the Light of the knowledge of My Glory shines upon you. This radiant knowledge transcends all understanding. It transforms every fiber of your being; renewing your mind, cleansing your heart, invigorating your body. Open yourself fully to My Presence; be awed by My glorious Being.

Try to imagine what I gave up when I came to earth as a baby. I set aside My Glory, so that I could identify with mankind. I accepted the limitations of infancy under the most appalling conditions—a filthy stable. That was a dark night for Me, even though angels lit up the sky proclaiming “Glory!” to awe-struck shepherds. 

When you sit quietly with Me, the process I went through is reversed in your experience. As you identify with Me, heaven’s vistas open up before you—granting you glimpses of My glory. I became poor so that you might become rich. Sing hallelujahs to My holy Name!

So as you celebrate His Birth today with your family, may this devotion resonate in your heart and mind of what He did for you!

About Rodetta Cook

Rodetta Cook has been a pastor’s wife for 39 years. She and her husband, Ron, have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. She understands the expectations, loneliness and how hard it is to find balance in ministry as a pastor’s wife. Rodetta also leads the pastor’s wives initiative at Care for Pastors called The Confidante and ministers to hundreds of wives each week. She strives to share blogs with other pastors’ wives that will help them in their ministry walk.

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