With the Christmas season fast approaching and lots added to our “to do” lists, I wanted to take a moment and help you reflect upon this season. We as women can get so wrapped up in the “doing” that we forget the “being” part of Christmas time. I wanted to write this devotional to help us identify with each of the nativity people. This will be presented in a 10 part series–each day signifying a different person. You can download it here for the complete devotional to use in your ladies group–includes all scripture NKJV. Or you can enjoy a new person each day through my blog. Be blessed as we go about remembering the reason for this season.
Day 7: The lamb
There isn’t any scripture reference if sheep were part of the nativity or not, again I am using my own information on this.
Think of the nature of a little lamb. It skips along happily just as a child would be like in life. No cares of this world, just happily being led by its shepherd. Trusts in him completely, with no worries of the day.
If the lamb went with the shepherds to see the baby Jesus, he might have been able to snuggle up next to the baby and kept him warm. He would of enjoyed sleeping happily all cozy up next to the Savior.
The Bible says we are to have a child-like faith to enter into the kingdom of God. Think of the nature of a child……children don’t question much. You can tell them something and they believe it. How many parents tell their children about Santa Claus and all that he can do and they just accept it as a fact? Now let’s reverse that to us as adults. How many times do we read scripture and doubt it can happen?
Do you need to reclaim your child-like faith to be able to trust God and to grow in wonder, freedom and delight with your Savior? Do you need to be released from all of the wrong things that you have been ingrained with that go against scripture? When you read the Bible, do you think that it is not for today and that God doesn’t do what He did back then? Just as Zechariah, Joseph, and Mary did—-you need to BELIEVE so that you can RECEIVE what it is God has for you in your life. It takes an act of FAITH to believe something. You may not see it, but if God says it, you must not doubt it. Believe so that you can receive!