The Bible declares in Romans 3:23, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Nobody is exempt from the fatal effects of sin. It not only separates us from a relationship with God but it keeps us from restoring that relationship on our own. Sin will keep us from understanding God; it will keep us from seeking God and it will keep us from fearing God. The consequence of sin is eternal separation from a holy God. So, is there any hope? Oh, yes! “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,…

“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 Over the past few days we have looked at different characters involved in what today we call “The Christmas Story”. We have seen how different people reacted to His coming. What does it mean to us? Quietly and with little fanfare, Jesus was born in the stable in Bethlehem. Angels announced it to the shepherds on the hillside, and they were the first to spread the news to others. There were no TV cameras, or…

“And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life,” (1John 2:25, Holy Bible, New King James).

Ask a dozen colleagues “Do you believe in eternity?” Responses will vary from silence to shrugs to comments that religious discussions aren’t allowed in the workplace. Chances are those who respond will say no. Ask a dozen born-again believers about eternal life and you will get smiles and positive reactions.

Scripture says Jesus lived to die, died to be resurrected and was resurrected to provide eternal life with Him. That’s a promise.

Prayer: Lord, I believe Your promise of eternal life. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore