Only God’s Power

Romans 13:1


Acts 2:33 – Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

 

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

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WHERE DOES YOUR PEACE LIE

The Source of Peace

Return unto the Lord thy God

“Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others — the armies of heaven — praising God:

‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to all whom God favors.'”

Luke 2:13-14 

About today’s promise

“No doubt life for the average person wasn’t all that noticeably different on the night Jesus was born. Inns and taverns were busy with their customers. Shepherds gathered around the fire to keep warm as they watched over their sheep. But in a secluded corner of Bethlehem, in an out-of-the-way stable, a baby slept in a manger. And as the shepherds settled down for a quiet night, the angels assembled into a vast choir and shattered the silence of that night by loud praises. Imagine the shepherds’ response: shock, fear, and then, awe. They knew that they had to find this extraordinary child whose birth the angels had announced.”

As you celebrate Christ’s birth on this joyous day, seek out Jesus as the shepherds did years ago. Use this heavenly song to rejoice in Jesus’ birth.

A prayer for today…

Glory to you, God, in the highest heaven and peace on earth to all whom you favor…

From The One Year® Book of Bible Prayers edited by Bruce Barton (Tyndale) entry for December 25

For more on this week’s topic, check this Tyndale resource:
The One Year® Book of Hope by Nancy Guthrie (2005)

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House