Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world (Hebrews 1:1–2).
Imagine that – God has spoken to us! The King and Lord of the Universe has spoken specifically, through his Word, to you and me. We have those words in written form in a book called the Bible. The Bible, God’s Word, speaks about the Word made flesh, Jesus.
As we approach Christmas in this season we call Advent, I want to encourage you to develop a habit of daily Bible reading. The best, most effective way to grow as a learner and follower of God is to read your Bible every day. This devotional is designed to get you into God’s Word each day this Christmas season. The devotional will appear every day on this blog, from November 26 – December 24.
It is called an Advent Devotional because advent is the time of waiting or preparation before Christmas. Advent is both a preparation to celebrate again the first coming of Jesus at Christmas, and also preparation for his second coming, for which we wait in expectant hope. As you read these Bible passages each day, reflect, and read the devotional thoughts, I pray that you will be inspired and encouraged as you read of the loving purposes of God, beginning with Genesis and culminating in the coming of the baby Jesus.
Pastor Craig Johnson