Read: Isaiah 7:14,9:6, Chapter 53
Think: Each of these passages is a prophesy foretelling of Jesus 700-years before He was even born (there are 20 in Isaiah alone)! How do you need Jesus right now as your “Immanuel” (God with us), Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, and Suffering Servant?
Hope: What’s amazing about Jesus is that He both understands all of the struggles we go through (Isaiah 53) AND He is sufficient to meet every one of those needs (Philippians 4:19). When Jesus came to the Earth, He was the “Messiah” or “Savior” the world had been aching for. He is what your heart has been aching for.
Pray: Jesus, thank you for humbling yourself enough to come to this Earth, to suffer for me, and to be the Savior that I’ve been searching for. Help me to turn to you when I am in need rather than things that won’t heal the ache.
Apply: Volunteer for your church’s Christmas Eve service. Get your family involved!