Drawing Near: Fresh Tenderness & Holy Wonder

“For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11, NASB

Abba, Father,

I’ll never look at this verse quite the same—it was the truth Mary treasured and pondered on that long ago night of Jesus’ birth (Lk. 2:19). Over two thousand years later, You’ve given me new understanding of what it means for Jesus to be my Savior, Christ the Lord.

Jesus is a beautiful Savior! Born to die that we might live—His life wasn’t easy or glamorous. He endured the lack of material comforts, the emptiness of misunderstanding, and the agony of rejection. All of this paved the way to His excruciating sacrifice on the cross for our sins. Blood and thorns accompanied Him there … for us.

You anointed Jesus, who is Christ, for a magnificent purpose: He’s our glorious Prophet, Priest, and King. He reveals You to us and intercedes for us. He reigns within us, and one day soon, He’ll reign over this earth as KING OF KINGS.

Jesus is the Lord. All around the world in Your people’s hearts, Jesus’ power and authority are recognized. We yield to Him, this One who perfectly guides our steps—LORD OF LORDS.

This Christmas, we honor Your Son as our Savior, Christ the Lord. We look forward to the day He returns, forever replacing disorder with order, strife with peace, hatred with love, and despair with joy.

Father, touch our hearts with fresh tenderness for Your beloved Son.

Help us treasure quiet moments with our Lord, pondering the magnificence of His birth: “He is the image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15).

Teach us to sit still in Your presence, silenced by holy wonder.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.


Abba, Father, we honor Your Son this Christmas as our Savior, Christ the Lord. (Click to tweet)

Father, touch our hearts with fresh tenderness for Your beloved Son. (Click to tweet)

God, teach us to sit still in Your presence, silenced by holy wonder. (Click to tweet)

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