THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

An elephant was bathing in the lake, splashing water and having a good time.
A mouse approached and sat on the bank. He looked disturbed.

The elephant asked, "What's the matter?"
The mouse said angrily, "Come out of the water at once!"
The elephant asked, "Why?"
The mouse in his squeaky voice, yelled, "COME OUT AT ONCE!"

The elephant realized if he were to get any peace, he would have to come out.
So he lumbered up on the bank.
Then he asked, "Why did you disturb my bathing, and get me to come out?"

The mouse said, "Well, somebody stole my bathing suit, and I wanted to see if it were you!"
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SCRIPTURE__________________________________

The Prophecy
Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
KJV

The Fulfillment
Luke 2:11
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
KJV
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THOUGHT____________________________________

It is easier to understand how an elephant could wear a mouse's bathing suit
than for us to understand the awesome mystery of the incarnation.

Eternity inhabited temporal flesh.
Holy majesty was exemplified in an innocent child.
The King of kings born, son of woman.
The Creator came as part of the created.
Omnipotent omniscience was laid in a manger.
The true "LIGHT" of life was wrapped in swaddling clothes.

He truly wore your suit, and knows every temptation you face!

He is WONDERFUL because He loves us, even though we are sinners. (Rom. 5:8)
He is COUNSELOR, and can always help you make decisions. (1Tim. 1:17)
He is THE MIGHTY GOD, Who spoke and the universe came into being. (John 1:1-3)
He is the EVERLASTING FATHER, Who came as a child to show us the true way of life. (Micah 5:2, John 1:4)
He is the PRINCE OF PEACE, and can give you peace even in trouble. (Philippians 4:6-7)

He is CHRIST THE LORD, the Messiah prophesied of old, THE “present” of God. (Is. 43:11, Luke 2:11)

And, He wants to be your SAVIOR, bringing His eternal presence to your heart. (John 14:26)

In JESUS, you will always find MORE!

Love ya!
Bruce