Christian Devotions

Good News

Focus verses: Isaiah 52:7-10

In the old movie “Yours, Mine and Ours,” there is a scene of Christmas morning. Six-year-old Phillip comes down the stairs to see that Santa Claus has been there. He turns around and rushes back up the stairs to tell everyone “Santa Claus been here!” And fifteen more sets of feet come pounding down the stairs.

Excitement, chaos, glee, laughter, joy, song all have a part in this scene. I mean this was very good news to all those children.

That same kind of joy and abandon floods our hearts when we hear our good news. Our God reigns. He is sovereign. It will be made obvious to the whole earth.

From Handel’s “Messiah” the chorus booms “And all flesh shall see it together.”

The good news is that God is Sovereign and all of earth and heaven and hell will someday acknowledge His sovereignty. For every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

But there is a special joy for those who confess not that He is Lord, but that He is my Lord. Our lives are purposeful and useful and eternal only when He is not the Lord of something distant or nebulous, but He is the Lord of our lives.

The bumper sticker that says “God is my copilot” is all wrong. God is the pilot; we just fasten our seat belts and come along for the ride. Oh, sometimes we are the flight attendants serving the other passengers, but make no mistake, God is piloting this craft.

That’s the best news of all. Not only is He sovereign, he is immediately involved in our daily lives.

Father, God,

Thank You for caring about each and every one of us to the point that you know the number of hairs on each of our heads. Help us to be daily, hourly, moment-by-moment conscious of Your presence in our lives.

In Jesus’ most precious name.
Amen.
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