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Advent 2020: Incarnation

The King has come.

Three more days to prepare for Christmas. Three days to prepare our hearts to glorify God by celebrating His Son’s birth.

Take time to reconsider our steps in the spiritual journey of Advent.
Meditate. Remember your need for a Savior.
Examine. Be honest about the place Christ has in your life.
Build. Anticipate your eternity.
Be. Carry Scripture with you on a notecard, sticky, or in your memory.

Use these steps as a foundation for your celebration of Jesus. Whether you spend it alone or with family and friends plan a joy-full celebration.

Prepare the way for the Lord.


Read December 21: The Birth of the Ancient of Days

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Reflect.

What images came to mind as you read today’s devotional?


His birth was not a coming into being of a new person, but a coming into the world of an infinitely old person.

John Piper, Joy to the World

The Person of Jesus existed before He was born in the flesh and laid in a manger. In a way, this is what we experience in our spiritual birth — the old becoming new (2Corinthians 5:17).

Learning to live a new way of being when you are old can be challenging. Letting go of old habits, thoughts, and feelings, replacing them with new ones.

What do you think it was like for Jesus? the Old becoming New? Spirit becoming flesh?

Can you relate His birth experience to your spiritual journey of being born again?

Does this truth help you relate to Jesus on a personal level?

What does it mean to you for the old to take on something new?

Let this idea stick with you. See what stirs in your heart.

Ask God to solidify this thought in your mind and use it to fill you with adoration of the Ancient of Days.

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 3:3 ESV

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