mary and joseph, christmas story devotional
Day 26 – The shepherds tell their story. Christmas Day may be over but the Christmas story is just beginning. From the beginning of Genesis when sin was first introduced into the world, God has been telling us about the Savior. Not a day has gone by where there was not a hope of a Messiah to come. It started with the Abrahamic covenant where God promised Abraham that all the world would be blessed through his offspring. Then through the Davidic covenant, God promised that the Messiah would come from the line of David. Next, the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, and Micah prophesied about the coming of the Messiah 700 years before it happened. And now we have the […]
angels, christmas story devotional
Day 25 – The angels announce to the shepherds. From the Gospel of Luke, chapter 2 “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” The angels’ first proclamation of the good news was to the shepherds who […]
birth of Jesus
Day 24 – The birth of Jesus. On a quiet unsuspecting night, the Savior came into the world. And the world has never been the same. Luke 2:6-7 While Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to give birth. Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough— because there was no room for them at the lodging place. As the Christmas rush begins to quieten down, the stores are closing, the gifts are bought, and the world prepares to stop for a day, remember what this simple but profound birth means to our world.   No matter what you may be dealing […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.