The days are surely coming says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days in and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. Jeremiah 33: 14-15 NRSV
The day is surely coming! There is only a week left before Christmas Day!
However, before you jump up from the computer or your iphone to check your shopping list or begin baking, remember why you are reading this devotional in the first place. It is here where you are spending just one minute with God. At this time, you are preparing your own heart for Jesus.
How are you doing? Are you any closer to God now than you were at Thanksgiving? Have you really prepared yourself for Christ this Advent?
Will admitting that we have been swept away by the consumerism of the American Christmas at least get us back on track with God? Perhaps. We can at least do our best to remain true to Jesus' commandments of loving God and neighbor.
For it was Jesus who was promised, the Branch of David who executes justice and righteousness.
Come, Lord Jesus!
Copyright 2009 Amelia G. Sims