“Come And Worship” Christmas Devotional

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Alexis has a Master's degree from Denver Seminary and a Bachelor's degree from Colorado Christian University. She has been in professional ministry for over 15 years. She has served in ministry positions such as co-pastor, youth minister, and spiritual director.
She is a mom, wife, and passionate believer that Jesus changes everything.
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December 3

“Come and Worship” by Bebo Norman

Angels from the realms of Glory

Wing your flight o’er the Earth

Ye who sang creation’s story

Now proclaim the Messiah’s birth

Come and Worship

Come and Worship

Come and Worship

Worship Christ the Newborn King

Shepherds in the

Fields abiding

Watching o’er the flocks by night

God with man is

Now residing

Yonder shines the infant light

Come and Worship

Come and Worship

Come and Worship

Worship Christ the Newborn King

Come and Worship

Come and Worship

Come and Worship

Worship Christ the Newborn King

Saints before the

Alter bending

Watching long in hope and fear

Suddenly the Lord descending

In His temple shall appear

Come and Worship

Come and Worship

Come and Worship

Worship Christ the Newborn King

Come and Worship

Come and Worship

Come and Worship

Worship Christ… the Newborn King

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Today’s Devotion

Christmas is a season for reflection on worship, and we’re called to come and worship the newborn king!

This wonderful worship song, “Come and Worship” depicts a two-fold action, that we’re going to break down a little bit.

1.) Come

All are invited to come and approach God.

2.) Worship

This is an act of reverence. An act of praise.

Much of Jesus’ ministry was surrounded by a flurry of people who were always coming and going. The Gospels depict many wrestling with their obligations and desires before committing to following Jesus.

For example, one man wanted to bury his father before following Jesus (Mt. 8:21-22), while another wanted to say goodbye to their family (Luke 9:61-21). The Gospels also depict a man described as a “rich young ruler” who couldn’t bear to give up his wealth to follow Jesus (Mark 10:17-27).

All he encountered were invited to come and follow Christ, but many things got in their way – distractions that seemed noble, such as a burial or even informing one’s family they were leaving. Make no mistake, the logic behind their reasons not to follow Jesus seemed reasonable. But no matter how appropriate their reasons for not immediately following Jesus seemed, in the end they missed out. The greatest opportunity ever – to come, follow and worship the King – passed them by.

However, we also learn in Matthew 2 about three wise men (magi) who did not pass on the opportunity. They travelled from very far to come and worship the newborn King. They dropped everything in their homeland and travelled a great distance to meet the infant Christ. They had long awaited this opportunity and left behind their lives to come and worship.

This season, I hope we can all commit to be more like these three men, who came and worshipped the newborn King. Let’s be willing to drop everything if need be – the shopping, the cleaning, the busyness – and worship Jesus Christ. It is a simply astonishing and unbelievable reality we celebrate every December 25th, that the Word left his perfect dwelling place within the Trinity and came down to this earth and sacrificed everything to restore us back to him. This is the Good News. This is why we celebrate Christmas!

“Come and worship Christ the newborn king.”

Prayer

Jesus, 

Lots of things grab my attention, things that seem to be good and worthy of my attention. But, Lord, let you be my number one priority and joy. Help me replace my human perspective with your holy and good perspective. I want to come and worship you, because that is where I am found. Thank you for being so good to me! Amen.

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