If the world really understood what Christians celebrate at Christmas, they would probably think we’re crazy. We celebrate the miracle that God came to us as a baby. What kind of God would leave His throne in Heaven for a manger?
Today, pray before you open God’s Word. Pray that your familiarity with the Christmas story would not keep you from the awe and wonder of such a miracle.
God’s instructions followed God’s promise.
Joshua trusted the Lord, did what the Lord said he should do, and the people believed Joshua and followed his instructions in faith. This was a great a victory God provided for them!
Sometimes when we face significant tasks set before us by God, we are tempted to strategize first. We strategize based on what makes the most sense to us to get the job done, but God has laid out what He wants of us in His Word. God wants us to first depend on prayer, pursue humility, love one another, and trust Him. All of these are more important than our strategies.
Because God is with us in our significant tasks, we are free to obey His instructions, knowing He will accomplish what He wants.
The amazing truth about Christmas is that Jesus, the Son of God, became a baby! This is far crazier than marching around a city to make the walls collapse. Christmas is a reminder that God accomplishes the most significant tasks in the strangest, most counter-intuitive, yet most perfect of ways.