[The following devotional was written by Wildwood Community Church Student Pastor Jonathan Holmes and is a part of our 2014 Advent Devotional Guide. We will be posting a devotional each day on this blog between November 30 – December 31, 2014.]
The Light of Jesus by Jonathan Holmes
Read: Philippians 2:5-11
Paul in his letter to the Philippians talks about the model of Jesus’ attitude, humility and obedience. He speaks of how the incredible act of Jesus, the incarnation (His birth), is the greatest act ever seen in human history. Christ’s humility will ultimately lead to His glory, higher than all others, and will be recognized by every person ever created. Jesus taking on human flesh is the beauty of the gospel and is the beauty of Christmas.
Every Christian is a new creation through Christ. We all have the ultimate goal of becoming more like Him in every part of who we are. That is why Christmas is such a celebration, because it commemorates the dawning of the world’s light and a true understanding of how to live by following Jesus. It is in the Light of Jesus that we find our satisfaction and hope.
- In what way does Jesus “consider others more important than Himself?”
- What are some ways that you can follow Christ’s example today?
- Pray that God will transform your perspective and attitude today.
- Pray for opportunities to be obedient and the clarity of mind to interpret when God is calling you to do something.