“Joy To The World/Our God Saves” Christmas Devotional

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December 7

“Joy To The World/Our God Saves” by Paul Baloche

Joy to the world

The Lord is come

Let earth receive her King

Let every heart

Prepare Him room

And heaven and nature sing

Let heaven and nature sing

Let heaven and heaven

And nature sing

Joy to the world

The Savior reigns

Let men their songs employ

While fields and floods

Rocks, hills and plains

Repeat the sounding joy

Repeat the sounding joy

Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

Hear the joyful sound of our offering

As Your saints bow down, as Your people sing

We will rise with You lifted on Your wings

And the world will see that

Our God saves

Our God saves

There is hope in Your name

You rule the world

With truth and grace

And make the nations prove

The glories of Your righteousness

The wonders of Your love

The wonder of Your love

The wonders, wonders Of Your love

Hear the joyful sound of our offering

As Your saints bow down, as Your people sing

We will rise with You lifted on Your wings

And the world will see that

Our God Saves Our God Saves

There is hope in Your name

Mourning turns to songs of praise

Our God saves Our God saves

Joy to the world

The Lord is come

Joy to the world

The Lord is come

You rule the world

With truth and grace

You rule the world

With truth and grace

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Today’s Devotion

I’m awe-struck at the thought of Mary and Joseph and their quest to literally find a room for the Son of God to be born. Since there was nowhere prepared for Jesus’s birth, many people missed out on the most shocking moment in human history.

God born as a baby.

Let’s face it, the Christmas season is busy. Our schedules fill with parties, activities luncheons, shopping, family traditions and errands. The room in our heart can also fill up quickly with the schedule of the season!

However as Christ-followers, we should be drawn to celebrate differently than the rest of the world, because we observe the birth of the most amazing human who has ever lived: our God-Jesus Christ. And this Christ is worthy of our time, attention and hearts. 

There have been countless people throughout history who have missed out on Jesus, even some who proclaimed themselves to be followers. They missed out because they didn’t made him central in their lives.

They didn’t prepare a room for him.

As this song reminds us, we should be primarily preparing for Christ during this season. 

Not the celebration of Jesus, but for the person of Jesus himself.

While this season can undoubtedly bring stress and busyness, we do not celebrate because it’s Christmas. We celebrate because Jesus Christ came and brought his love, light, truth and way. He came to bring us back to God, for our God saves.

May you embrace the gift Jesus brought you this Christmas season, which is him. He is here right with you today as you are reading this; loving you and wanting you to fall into his loving, tender, safe arms.

Have you prepared a room for him this season? It’s never too late to prepare the room!

“Let every heart prepare him room”

Prayer

God,

I don’t always have space for you in my life. I don’t always carve out the time, or show you attention, or recognize your movements around me. I pray that you’ll help me overcome my distractions, and make you a greater priority in my life. I know that you are primarily what I need, and I thank you always for being willing to make room for me. Amen.

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Alexis Waid

Alexis Waid

Alexis is a wife, mother, theologian, speaker and spiritual director.
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A devotional based off the Christmas worship song Joy To The World/Our God Saves by Paul Baloche. Day 7 of the 25 Days of Christmas Worship Song Devotions.