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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Jesus’ Birth Attracts Attention”
Our eyes are immediately drawn to light. When you enter a dark room, the first thing you will look at is the lamp or candle. When you are outside at night, when a bolt of lightning flashes across the sky, your eyes are immediately drawn to the light.
When speaking about the coming Messiah, Isaiah said, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.” (Isaiah 9:2)
The Messiah is going to light up the world when He comes, and all who live in this sin darkened world will sit up and pay attention.
God brought forth divine light to attract attention to Jesus’ birth.
There were on that night shepherds out in the field keeping watch over their flocks, when suddenly an angel appeared and the light of God’s glory shone all around them. You might say that God had caught their attention.
And then you have the heavenly star that attracted the attention of the wise men in the East to actually pack their bags and make the trip Westward to Jerusalem and then Bethlehem.
And when Jesus began His ministry as the Light in a dark world, He attracted a whole lot of attention. Actually He became the center of attention. As large crowds followed Him and people came from all over to hear and be healed by Him.
From the time of His birth until He died upon the cross, Jesus attracted people’s attention and guess what, He is still attracting attention today.
This is what Jesus said, “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” (John 12:32)
It’s when we shine the light of Jesus’ love, a love that took Him to the cross to die, and then shine that light upon the darkness of sin people will naturally pay attention.
So Jesus is still attracting attention.
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