Christmas Devotion  #2

This is the second Christmas devotion of twenty-five Christmas countdown on-the-go, active, object lesson devotions with Bible verses to help us keep our focus on the true reason for the season!  Each day snap a photo of each item for a visual and use as a photo challenge on Social Media, or with your family, small group, friends or just for yourself.  It’s a fun way to enjoy the presence of Christ each and every day as we look towards celebrating His birthday! 

Dec. 2nd - God's Creation - colossians 1:16

"For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him."

The photo for today is almost limitless of options.  Take a photo of something God created that causes you to think about Him.  It's even better if you choose something you will see often throughout your day or just carry the photo with you on your phone!

I chose to use a photo of clouds for God's creation.  Clouds are probably one of my favorite things to photograph because they cause me to think of the majesty of God...and they are just so beautiful ... and they are everywhere!

Today keep your eyes open for all the creations of God all around you!  Be creative in what you take a photo of because God has certainly been creative!  Notice the colors, the uniqueness of individuals, the sounds His creation makes, etc.  Don’t limit yourself because God sure didn’t limit Himself. Be reminded of all the things He created for us to enjoy, for us to praise Him for, to reveal Himself through. 

This Bible verse says everything was created by Him, through Him and for Him, and each of His creations bear His fingerprint.  Look for His identifying marks. 

Look to the heavens – see the clouds, the birds, the stars, the sun, the moon, etc.  He is there. 

Look to the earth – the flowers, water, animals, people.  He is here.  He reveals Himself in so many ways if we will but look for Him. 

Today as you look at all His creations, be reminded that you are His creation too.  He created you unique and special, and He loves you just the way you are!  You see…this verse speaks of Jesus.  We may be about to celebrate His earthly entrance, but He has always existed as God, with God the Father.  He became “Immanuel”, God with us, but He has always been God even at creation!  Let’s be in awe of Him this season for all He is and give Him our truest Christmas devotion!

Christmas devotion #3 - the letter 'J'