Devotion for the Third Day of Christmas

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1 John 1:5-9

Jesus came at Christmas, but He came to die. He would grow up and begin His ministry, and after only three years, He would give His life for us on the cross. He came because we are sinners, and He is faithful to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from unrighteousness. That tiny baby born in a stable is the King of all Creation and our Redeemer.

Lord, I am a sinner, utterly dependent on the sacrifice of Jesus for my redemption. Thank You that He came to earth at Christmas, and thank You, thank You, thank You that He died and rose again to give me eternal life. I confess my many sins and transgressions and look for forgiveness and cleansing from all unrighteousness. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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