Artwork by Grant Riley
Artwork by Grant Riley

Read: Luke 2:4 (David)

In Oklahoma City, we are fortunate to have the OKC Thunder as our NBA team.  On that team are two potential Hall of Fame caliber players (Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook).  It is totally possible that we are witnessing the “glory days” of the Thunder right now.  For the nation of Israel, their “glory days” were centered around the time when King David was ruling.  He secured their borders, expanded their territory, presided over a time of prosperity, acquired the capital (Jerusalem) and purchased the material to build the Temple (that David’s son Solomon would one day construct).  For Israel . . . it didn’t get much better than that.  However, when Jesus was born, He carried with Him the promise to be David’s descendent who would establish EVEN BETTER times for God’s people than the days of King David.

Question of the Day: What would you consider to be your personal “glory days”?  Have you stopped to think that because of Jesus, our best days are still ahead of us (not behind us)?


NOTE:  Each day between now and Christmas, I will be posting these devotional thoughts concerning Advent to this blog.  The artwork for each day is a product of children from Wildwood Community Church‘s Children’s ministry.  You can also access these posts via the “wildwoodchildren” Instagram feed or Wildwood Community Church’s Facebook page.

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