Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Perfect.



Perfect.
To be absolute.
To be complete.
To have all the required or desirable elements, qualities or characteristics.
Perfect.
Having no wayward deeds.
A faithful God who does no wrong.
Absolutely just. Completely fair.
Perfect.
A babe born and wrapped in swaddling clothes.
A babe, to be named Jesus.
A babe, that one day in his spotlessness, would deliver an unrighteous people.
Perfect.
The Word who was in the beginning.
The One who moves the clouds with wonderful perfection and skill.
The One to whom even rocks will cry out; to whom the heavens declare His glory and the sky proclaims his handiwork.
Perfect.
To be born in perfection.
To live in perfection.
To die in perfection.
To rise in perfection.
To save in perfection.
Perfect.


Heavenly Father, you are perfect. Your ways are just and fair. Your plan is perfect. Thank you for the wonder of Christmas that brings us to the cross. We confess that sometimes it’s easier to separate the Christmas story from the cross. But that’s not truth. This season, help us remember that not only was your perfect son sent as a baby, but that your perfect son was sent to the cross. May we always remember that Jesus appeared to take away sins and to destroy the work of the enemy. Thank you for His perfection. Amen.


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I had the privilege of writing the Advent readings for my church this year. Over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas, I will post each one. I pray that they will, in some way, add to the wonder of your Christmas season.
With love,
Malinda


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