December 3, 2023

Christ’s Comings

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires, take the water of life […] “I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come.”—Revelation 22:17, 20 NASB

For many people, Christmas has become a commercial and social event. Some even have sought to detach this day from the birth of Jesus, leaving it merely a celebration of fun and festivities, shopping, and exchanging gifts.

How ironic that, in past centuries, the celebration of Jesus’ birth was a time for reflection, fasting, prayer, and being serious about seeking God.

Because of this focus, the season before Christmas was known as Advent (meaning coming). Believers were encouraged to think about His coming as a baby and His Second Coming, remembering that He will come again.

Believers are encouraged not to be obsessed with pleasures and possessions but to think about spiritual things, consider their lives, and ponder what Jesus means to them. They are to do whatever is necessary to get their hearts right with Him.

In our modern culture, how easily we can be swept along with trends and customs and preoccupied with pleasures. We must stay focused on Jesus. While we think about His birth, let us never forget His life, death, resurrection, and the fact that He will come again.

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. What an appropriate day to refocus on Jesus. Remember that He will come again. Dedicate your life to serving Him! Seek to bring the message of salvation to those who are lost. Make sure you are ready for His return.

Reflection Question: What are you doing to prepare for Christ’s Second Coming?

Prayer
Lord Jesus, thank You for coming into this world. I look forward to Your coming again. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. In Your name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Revelation 22

Prayer
Lord Jesus, thank You for coming into this world. I look forward to Your coming again. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. In Your name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Revelation 22