Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 23, 2013

God Came Near

CB devo 23 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”  Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)

Between work, ministry and home life can be exhausting especially during the holidays.  Preparing for guests in our home, packing up the family for Grandma’s house and yes trying to find those last minute gifts – our lists are endless. In fact that hurried state of being can often cause us to make poor food choices because they give us a quick energy fix. However, taking the time to slow ourselves down, eat healthy and carve in some exercise really does make us feel better and more productive.  And the real key is to slow ourselves down in the morning to spend time with our greatest energy giver – Jesus.  I’m reminded this morning that when the babe arrived, the world was still and quiet ushering in the most precious gift of all.  His presence in that manger was easily overlooked, and we today can easily overlook His presence.  The One who came with his head nestled in a bed of hay came to give abundance to us, and we can easily overlook the abundance He has showered upon us. He came to be the source of all we need, and we can easily overlook who He is in pursuit for what we want to fill us.  This Christmas let’s not overlook that God came near and is still near to us today. Whatever we are facing, whatever is missing, whatever mess ups we’ve experienced – Immanuel – God is with us.  He is present to meet our every need.

“Father, help us to never forget that Jesus came so that we could have an intimate relationship with You – how truly blessed we are!”


For His Glory

 Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break


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