Advent Daily Devotional: December 9
December 9 by Chris Campbell
Does Christmas make you smile? Hopefully, something about the season brings back happy memories to all of us. Whether it is the smell of cookies, the twinkle of lights, or though of all those presents under the perfect tree something about the season makes us smile. But before all the parties and pageantry of our current celebrations, there was merely the presence of another to cause joy and exclamation.
For Elizabeth, having her relative, Mary, come visit was cause for excitement. So much so that she was filled with the Holy Spirit to proclaim a blessing, calling her “the mother of my Lord.” Simply having Mary come to her house was cause for celebration because Mary had been chosen to carry the Lord – the Messiah. Indeed, an honor for Mary.
So who makes you smile this Christmas? Does telling others of the hope and joy you have in Jesus Christ excite you like it did John?