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Day 5 – “The Word”…Jesus

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Isaiah 52:7-10 (NIV)

How beautiful on the mountains

are the feet of those who bring good news,

who proclaim peace,

who bring good tidings,

who proclaim salvation,

who say to Zion,

“Your God reigns!”

8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices;

together they shout for joy.

When the Lord returns to Zion,

they will see it with their own eyes.

9 Burst into songs of joy together,

you ruins of Jerusalem,

for the Lord has comforted his people,

he has redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The Lord will lay bare his holy arm

in the sight of all the nations,

and all the ends of the earth will see

the salvation of our God.

John 1:1-5, 9-14 (NIV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God- 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Reflection

The Word became flesh and has made his dwelling among us! We have received the good news. This light shines in the darkness of our lives and the darkness cannot overcome it. Jesus came into the messiness of our lives with His grace and truth. And though the world did not recognize Him, He makes himself and His ways known to us in ways that we can understand and experience.

Isaiah 52:7 says, “How beautiful on the mountains, are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” When we receive him, deeply believe in Him and worship Him we become the beautiful ones with beautiful feet who stand on mountains. We have this good news to bring to those around us. We can boldly proclaim it because the Word is with us - God is with us.

Responding to the Transmission

Let’s pray that with the gospel in our hearts, God will take us to the places where we are to share this good news with those around us. Let’s pray that we would fully experience God with us as we go and boldly proclaim this to our generation. May our lives become more and more beautiful as we rejoice and live out this life in Christ to the fullest each day.

Day 4 – “They Bowed Down and Worshipped Him”…The King

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Day 3 – “My Eyes Have Seen”…Your Salvation

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Day 2 – “For Unto Us”…The Son

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Day 1 - “Immanuel”…God With Us

Monday, December 24th, 2012