Good morning! I pray your day is blessed.
I use the word “Blessed” quite often. When someone asks, “How are you,” my habit is to answer, “I am blessed!” Today’s Advent devotion, reminded me that God is the Giver of blessings.
Today’s Scripture is:
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. (Genesis 1:27-28)
From the very beginning of mankind, God has been blessing us. He blessed Adam and Eve with a relationship, with each other and with Himself. He blessed them with children and “filling the earth.” He blessed them with responsibility and He blessed them with provision. Blessings began with God.
His preeminent blessings is Christ, and hence the reason we celebrate Christmas. Christ was God’s planned blessing from before Creation. As you begin to think more persistently about your celebration of Christmas, remember this greatest blessing of the birth of Christ. This is the blessings that makes us rich in eternal life, made possible by Jesus, coming in the flesh. We have the opportunity to receive the message of Christ and the responsibility to bless others by sharing this message.
When we say, “Merry Christmas,” we are reminded of the Blessing of Christ coming to earth and the Giver of Blessings, God, our Father.
Father, I pray I can fully experience the Blessing of Christ, and see opportunities to share the Blessing with others.