25 Christmas Prayers – Day 7


Day 7 – Savior

Lord, I can only imagine the shepherd’s fear that night as Your angel surrounded them in full 3D technicolor, bearing the good news for which so many had waited. For centuries, prophets foretold Your coming.

A simple birth. A simple manger. An extravagant plan, conceived in Your mind long ago because of Your love for us.

Savior, You Were Born to Die

Jesus, You were born to die. You came to rescue a world lost in their own suffering and confusion. You came to open blind eyes, long closed to the truth. You came to free prisoners whose hearts were hardened by hatred.

And Your announcement came to simple shepherds, tending their flocks. In the midst of their dark night, Your light appeared! What a beautiful chorus that must have been when a huge host of angels burst on the scene singing praises to God for this long awaited event.

You Are the Savior of the World

You are the Savior of the world–and Your birth, death, and resurrection built the bridge to an eternity with God- when we believe in You for our salvation. There is no other name–no other name but Yours that can usher us into the eternal presence of the Almighty!

Lord, thank You! Your plan–Your good news– is for all. That includes me, too! Thank you that in our selfishness and sinful ways, You saw something worth saving. You are My personal Savior, continually freeing me from strongholds that threaten my fellowship with You.

What Kind of Love Is This?

Long ago, You walked into my prison of darkness and broke the chains that had bound me for years. As long as I live, I will never understand Your love. What kind of love accepts you at your worst and pursues you to give you His best? Can I do anything but offer my praise and thanks to you this Christmas–and every day of my life?

Lord, help us to see You this Christmas with as much wonder as the shepherds did that night so long ago. Keep the message of salvation alive in our hearts, just as we are kept by You. No one can sever our relationship once we belong to You!

We Celebrate You As Savior

This Christmas–and the rest of our days, we celebrate You as the Savior of the world.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Today is the seventh in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Because it’s so familiar to most of us, it’s easy to let the “Christmas story” lose its wonder and mystery. Sometimes I forget there are millions who have still never heard or believed the true Christmas story. I hope this series of Christmas prayers is blessing you as you celebrate the Lord’s precious names.

What About You?

What does having Jesus as “Savior” mean to you? I’d love for you to share.

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3 Responses to “25 Christmas Prayers – Day 7”

  1. JASON FROM BORONIA VICTORIA AUSTRALIA on December 7th, 2010 10:57 pm

    I Belong To Jesus.

  2. Coralie - Queensland, Australia on December 7th, 2011 3:03 pm

    Yesterday, I meditated on Emmanuel – God with us, revealed in us. Your meditation spoke about Jesus being born to die – not only to set us free but to live within us – to indwell us. How incredible to be chosen by HIm to be indwelled by Him before the foundation of the earth (Ephesians 1). What a plan, what a future in Jesus. From Bethlehem’s Babe to the King of kings and Kingdom authority. Even Bethlehem means House of Bread and Jesus was born to be our Bread of Life, our Manna from Heaven. There is a lot in a name – thank you for your devotionals that quicken our love for Him and remind us of what He did for mankind when He left the Throne of Heaven to be nurtured in a mere manger. Humble beginnings a King. That truly is LOVE!

  3. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on December 8th, 2011 2:39 pm

    Well said, Coralie.