During this Christmas season it is hard not to get caught up in the hustle and bustle the season can bring, but I should stop and remember why I celebrate this season. Jesus Christ came to earth as a gift from our Father to save us from myself. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16. Jesus became our advocate. I am remembering this precious gift this week because sometimes smooth road become bumpy and rough. Sometimes we just need someone to have our back, and this Christmas season reminds me not just of the gift God gave me, but of the friend who has walked in my footsteps so he could understand and advocate for me before God.
Having Christ as my advocate brings peace and comfort to my life in times of confusion that this world brings. His advocacy also bring joy and love to my life when the road is smooth and life seems easy. Either way he is teaching me his truths and loving me with grace in order to show me himself in my life. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14. As I walked through a week of struggles in this Christmas season, I know that Jesus is my advocate and the advocate for my family. He is teaching and loving me through the ups and downs, so that I might show his love and mercy through my life. He is standing before God for me. “So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven,” Matthew 10:32
Advocate for Christ
As I move through this Christmas season remembering how Christ has stood by my side, may I advocate for him with others. I pray that I can stand for him as he stand for me. May my life be a light, a model, and a source of comfort to those around me. May I provide for others a way to know Jesus and all things that he has provided for me as my advocate. “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19.
Closing Verse: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, ” Isaiah 9:6
Challenge: This is a time to stop and remember why we celebrate Christmas and celebrate Jesus our Advocate.