Devotions

Elizabeth Austin

Elizabeth We are well into the Christmas season now and most of us are busy with shopping and baking and cooking and wrapping….Wow! It is so easy to get caught up in the events of the season and miss taking the time to celebrate the joy that remembering Christ’s birth brings to us. I pray for you who are taking the time to read this devotion that the Holy Spirit will bless you in amazing ways. I pray that if you are sad at this time of the holidays, that God will give you peace that passes understanding and He will wrap you up in His love.

I would like to share with you the blessings I received through one of my grandsons.

Proverbs 17:6 says, “Children’s children are a crown to the aged. This was made very real to me recently. I was sitting with him as he played with some of his toys and as he played, he shared this story. He told me that his sister had said that something was missing from her bedroom and she didn’t know where it was. My grandson said he saw what she was missing on the bed in his brother’s bedroom (you know how brothers enjoy teasing sisters.) He took it from there and put it back into his sister’s room. It appears that neither sibling was aware of their little brother’s actions because he said nothing to either of them. I thought this was an opportunity to share some words of wisdom with my grandson. I suggested that it might not be a good idea to get involved between his brother and his sister so they didn’t get mad at him. Surprisingly, he very seriously rejected that advice. He was very firm about this. When I pressed him a little more about why he thought he should do this, he solemnly said, “It was the right thing to do!” Proverbs 20:11 tells us, “Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right!” I was in awe and very humbled by the words and actions of that little boy whose conduct truly was pure and right. Psalm 8:2 “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.” I went on my way praising God for what I had just experienced from the lips of our 6 year old grandson. I hope this may encourage all you moms of young children, boys or girls, to know that little ears hear, and little eyes see, as you live your lives in righteousness before the Lord, and they will follow in your footsteps. May you and your family be greatly blessed this Christmas season as we celebrate Jesus, who came to earth as a babe and was the sacrifice for our sins, that we may receive the righteousness of Christ.

Isaiah 54:13 “All your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace.”

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