In 1 Chronicles 11, David becomes king over Israel.
“So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the Lord; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the Lord through Samuel.” (1 Chron. 11”3)
Amos 7 is about visions seen by the minor prophet.
Hebrews 13 contains a commonly heard verse:
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
But it’s the Christmas account found in Luke 2 that is the most meaningful to me as we approach the season of Advent.
“While they were there, the days were completed for her to give
birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped
Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no
Room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7)
“And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the
Heavenly hosts praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the
Highest, and on Earth peace among men with whom His is
Pleased.’” (Luke 2: 13-14)
“And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told
them by the shepherds, But Mary treasured all these things,
pondering them in her heart.” (Luke 2:18-19)
Lord, help us to be like Mary and treasure how You came to be with us over 2,000 years ago. When the busyness of the holidays hits with full force, help us to reflect on the true meaning of it all and give You all the glory.