Names of Jesus, Christmas Devotional
Day 22 – Names of Jesus. Mary and Joseph traveled about 70-90 miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem through mountainous terrain. It would have taken about 8-10 days to complete the journey, while carrying all of their food, water, blankets and supplies. They were poor and had no place to stay once they were there, and were probably wondering what would happen once they arrived. But were they also thinking about the earlier prophecies from Micah 5:2 that said a Savior would be born in Bethlehem, or from Isaiah 7:14 that said he would be born of a virgin? As we wait for the birth of Jesus in the coming days, here are a few of the names and attributes that […]
Jesus describes himself as the “Bright Morning Star” when he reveals himself to John in Revelation 22:16. I, Jesus, have sent My angel to attest these things to you for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright Morning Star.” Jesus is not just one of many stars, but the bright morning star – the one that outshines all the others.  While Jesus is prophesied to come from the line of David, the term Star of David (or shield of David) is never mentioned in the Bible. It is a Jewish symbol with its earliest archaeological reference from the 3rd century. In John 9:15, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.” Even in the beginning of […]
This is one of my favorite images of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. One who will take care of you. One who is good! We all need good in this world, and that is what Jesus is. I’ve never understood how the manger scene or Jesus could be offensive to anyone. I understand not everyone believes in his deity, but his image has always been one of good and compassion. It is his goodness that draws people to him. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 Jesus gave us another example when he told the parable of the 99 sheep and 1 lost sheep in Luke 15.  Jesus came […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, 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 passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.