Genesis 4:17-26; Hebrews 3:1-11; John 1:43-51
The new Church year texts assure us of God’s loving faithfulness. Throughout Scripture, but especially, during Advent and Epiphany, God continually points to Jesus as his prophesied Son and Messiah. We are assured in the darkest of times, that we are never alone, never without help that our prayers are heard and are answered in and through our Lord Jesus. Although he is the holy Son of the almighty Heavenly Father, Jesus lived, not in palaces, but among the common people of the time. He lived and taught all who would listen—rich and poor. Jesus understands the problems and trials of the human life, because he lived it. He understands the struggles of the poor and homeless, because he was. He understands suffering, pain, and the evils of man because he endured them. Yet, he lived faithfully with total trust and obedience to the Father in a world of sin and suffering, though he did not sin. And he empowers us to do likewise, through faith in him alone, as our Lord and Savior. Today, the heavenly Father continues to reveal himself through his son, Jesus the Christ, “the Word made Flesh.”
Prayer; Thank you Almighty Father, for Jesus and his revelation of you and your Word. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Janice Kelly, NALC Pastor in Newton, NC.