“Born Is The King It’s Christmas” Devotional

Christmas, Christian, Devotion

December 25

Born Is The King (It’s Christmas) by Hillsong

Born unto us this day a Saviour

Gifted from heaven to a manger

The hope of the world

A light for all mankind

All of the earth rejoice

It’s Christmas time

So lift up your voice and sing out His praise

It’s Christmas

Born is the King, rejoice in the day

It’s Christmas

Make a joyful sound

It’s Christmas

Let His praise resound

It’s Christmas

Goodwill to all the earth

And peace divine

All of the earth rejoice

It’s Christmas time

It’s Christmas time

So lift up your voice and sing out His praise

It’s Christmas

Born is the King, rejoice in the day

It’s Christmas

Make a joyful sound

It’s Christmas

Let His praise resound

It’s Christmas

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Today’s Devotion

Christmas is quite different for us this year. No lights hung around the windows, no decorations or stockings on the fire place. We threw up a little “second Christmas” tree that we have for something to put the presents under – if nothing else, more than a token gesture toward not letting Christmas decorating escape entirely.

Every Black Friday, it’s been a tradition with us to start decking the halls, so to speak, while listening to B.E. Taylor’s Christmas albums all day. A couple years ago, while 39 weeks pregnant with our son, Rhett, we spent two full days decorating our apartment from all angles on Black Friday, because we knew we wouldn’t be up for it after our baby was born a week later. It was so important to get those decorations up and make our home feel and look like a place where Christmas could happen.

But we didn’t get a chance to do that this year, because our baby, Lucy, was still in the NICU at that time. And well, decorating for Christmas while not even knowing if she would be home by the 25th wasn’t that appealing. Plus, our son, Rhett, it still too young to even know what’s going on. So we decided to use our energy elsewhere and skipped the huge decoration event this year.

Many people would say that we haven’t prepared for Christmas because we haven’t done any of the requisite garland stringing and tree hoisting needed to transform your home into a decorated Christmas space.

But we would counter that we have prepared for Christmas as much as we ever have this year. Everyday of the Christmas season this year, we’ve tried to focus on the amazing things that Jesus has done through his birth and entrance into this world. If you’ve been following this series of devotions, we hope you’ve been doing the same as well.

And even without all the decor surrounding our home, I don’t think we could imagine any greater blessing than to be able to spend our Christmas together humbly as a family of four. Lucy did come home in time, December 11th to be exact.

Many might think we don’t have all the aesthetic markers of a great Christmas, and yet, this is our greatest Christmas. God has spoken, moved, healed, and gifted us profoundly this year. There are few lights twinkling in our home, but the light of Jesus is the most obvious element of the season this year for us.

As we leave you to enjoy your Christmas day, we simply challenge you to one question – what can you do to look toward the light of Christ today on Christmas?

It might be stopping for prayer you might not have otherwise made time for. It might be making a phone call to a friend or relative who would be surprised to hear from you. You might throw together a quick gift for a neighbor who doesn’t know you very well. Or you might ask for forgiveness and look for reconciliation with a relative or visitor you’re spending the day with that needs addressed.

Christmas is special. It’s the day we celebrate Jesus entering our world. Just think of all the things that Jesus has done for you. And pass it on – act like Christ today.

What might you do to be more like the man we celebrate today?

Prayer

God, I pray that this Christmas be unlike any other – that your light and goodness prevail and be seen in unexpected, never before experienced, ways. I pray that all the people in our lives will be touched by your compassion, and be drawn to perhaps a little more than before, because of the enormous witness of your light in the world. God, thank you for your Son, and giving yourself to us, that we might all find new hope and life through you. There has never been a gift greater than that of Jesus, and we celebrate and worship you today. Amen. 

Merry Christmas!

-Alexis and Aaron Waid 

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Christmas, Christian, Devotion

Alexis Waid

Alexis Waid

Alexis is a wife, mother, theologian, speaker and spiritual director.
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A devotional based off the Christmas song Born is the King, It's Christmas by Hillsong. Day 25 of the 25 Days of Christmas Worship Song Devotions.