The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 29 December 2019 – Christmas – God’ S Cure
TOPIC — Christmas – God’ S Cure
READ: JOHN 1: 14-18 (NKJV)
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me. “
16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given through Moses, [but] grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared [Him.]
Should you receive this message from your doctor in a very serious voice, ‘please come in as soon as you can. I have something to discuss with you’, you would know there is bad news! Till you get hold of the diagnosis, your world would seemingly stand still. God, our Great Physician, also has some bad news about man’s spiritual condition. When against God’s express warning, Adam and Eve ate the forbidden -fruit, God told Adam that all mankind would die spiritually and physically. That’s the bad news!
God also gave a solution. He promised a Saviour (Genesis 3: 15). The Apostle John tells us ‘Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1: 17). But how does that help? Jesus came that first Christmas to bring God’s grace, something that none of us deserved because like Adam, we have all sinned. But Jesus also came to reverse what sin brought. He came to be the truth (John 14:6) that would bring us back to God. He came to save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:21).
In the words of an unknown writer, ‘Life is uncertain, death is sure; Sin the cause, Christ the cure.’ Listen to what the Great Physician has to say in the Bible about your spiritual condition. Then accept the cure he has provided- the gift of salvation through Christ.
PRAYER: Lord I ask that by Your grace I will be cured of my sinful attitude and life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.