Adeste Fideles

God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is and are eternally faithful. Jesus existed before his birth (John 1:1). Jesus came to earth and lived among us (John 1:14); he is our Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14). Jesus suffered on the cross, dying a slow and painful death (Matthew 7:45-56), took on our sin (1 Peter 2:24) and was raised again (Matthew 28:6).  He is currently at the right hand of God the Father (Romans 8:34) holding all things together (Colossians 1:17), according to his goodwill and pleasure.

He ceases to be God in the absence of his faithfulness.  Faithfulness is not a description of God; it is the essence of who he is.  He always has been and forever will be.

“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments" (Deuteronomy 7:9).

As we celebrate his birth and grow in our appreciation for his faithfulness, the appropriate response is personal humility and unbridled resolve for our faithful obedience and pursuit of His glory.  How will you bring him glory today?

In the little and the big, no matter the circumstance, in our joys, frustrations, disappointments, confusion, doubt, and sorrows, let’s faithfully pursue Him.  There is no folly in such pursuit.

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Rob Thompson