Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. (John 14:19-20)

We celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 25th.  It is far more than tradition; it is worship. I pray that political correctness will never bar our open worship and festivities. Christmas gives us the opportunity to focus on the miraculous birth of baby Jesus.  Lest we forget; he also died and was resurrected. He lives at the right hand of the Father. There, he intercedes for you and me. Because he lives, we have the promise and assurance of eternal life.

We are saved by his death and his life.

For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. (Romans 5:10)

Because he lives, I’m one with him. I’m in him; he’s in me. The Son of God lives in all who believe that he died and that he lives. The offer has been extended to all people; those who receive his gift of salvation experience new birth. Jesus was born in a Bethlehem stable; sinners are born again in varied locations all around the world.

LORD Jesus, I celebrate your birth. Because you live, I have eternal life. Amen.


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth’s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.