“We Three Kings” Christmas Devotional

Christmas, Christian, Devotion

December 26

We Three Kings (feat. Britt Nicole)

We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star

Born a king on Bethlehem’s plain
Gold I’ll bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign

O star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy perfect Light

Glorious now behold Him arise
King and God and Sacrifice
Alleluia, alleluia
Sounds through the earth and skies

I’m gonna need, gonna need some perfect Light
I’m gonna need, gonna need some perfect Light
I’m gonna need it

Let your light shine, let your light
Let your light shine, let your light
Let your light shine, let your light
Let your light shine, let your light
Let your light shine, let your light (come on)
Let your light shine, let, let your light shine

Come on, guide us to thy perfect Light
Come on, guide us to thy perfect Light
We’re all gonna need, gonna need some perfect Light

So let your light shine, let your light
Let your light shine, let your light

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My favorite Christmas song as a child was “We Three Kings.” Wow, I just loved this song, and I still think it’s great!  So when I heard this new release from Tenth Avenue North, I fell in love all over again. I truly hope you listened to this Christmas song, because it is so good, so good in fact that I decided I have to write a devotional for this song and extend the 25 days of Christmas song devotions for just one more day!

Today’s Devotion

We hope that your Christmas was great. We hope that it was filled with joy, with love, with peace, with goodness, with patience, with kindness and with gentleness. This is the fruit of Christmas, not the presents or the meal, but how you thought, felt and acted.

Jesus Christ came and taught us all a new way of living, giving us Christmas everyday. And Christmas can happen everyday. Sure December is a magical month, where there are surprises around every corner. In December, we see beautifully lit house, bands assembled in front of stores playing Christmas music, and decorations all around. All of these things draw us to the warmth off the holiday. Don’t you often feel a tug in your heart when you hear a Christmas carol played over the loud speaker at the grocery store?

But those things really aren’t Christmas, well it’s not fully Christmas, because Christmas is in you at all times; it’s Jesus.

Jesus is who you feel when you get excited about something “Christmasy.” And it’s that same Jesus who resides with you as you read this devotional.

What I love about Tenth Avenue North’s rendition of “We Three Kings,” is the call to let your light shine. We all have Jesus’ light in us and we all have the capacity to make Christmas happen everyday. But it is a choice and it requires a complete life change.

As we walk closer and closer with Jesus, his light in us gets brighter. When we make regular choices to turn to him throughout our day, we join in on Christmas. When we allow him to guide our thoughts and actions, we keep Christmas alive for another day longer.

Jesus did not just come so that we may have eternal life; he also came so our life here could be richer and fuller. He knows how broken this world is and he knows he is the only remedy. While you may know Jesus and follow him, you can never get too close to him. As you pursue fully immersing your life into his love and tenderness, you will see Christmas everyday, and then you will become a beacon of hope for this dreary world as you let your light shine.

Prayer

Jesus,

Wonderful, amazing Jesus. I am utterly lost without you. As Christmas ends and life gets back to normal, help me to carry on the season by tethering myself to you. Grow in me the Fruit of your Spirit, the joy, love, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. Lord, I need you and I need your light to penetrate all areas of my life and my heart. In turn Lord, the world needs your light and I want to be that beacon of hope to this world, through your light in me. So help me shine. Help me shine your love and mercy into this world. Amen.

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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 We Three Kings by Tenth Avenue North. Bonus devotional from the 25 Days of Christmas Worship Song Devotions.