With all the Christmas activity, I thought we might just take a few minutes to stop and reflect on the reason for our celebrations. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the gift-buying, party-hosting, and all the extra cooking, cleaning, and busyness that sweeps into our lives at this time of year and miss the miracle in the manager. The theme of Week 2 is Peace. And as it coincides with the week to choose my next memory verse for this year, I chose to focus on John 1:14. This verse beautifully expresses how we are made at peace with God.
And I thought since it was such a beautiful day here today, I’d just step out on the porch and chat with you about what God brought to mind as I reflected on the words in this verse.
As I told you in the video, I’ve made several different freebies for you this week.
Digging in Deeper to John 1:14
If you like to meditate on the Word through studying and listening to sermons and more intellectual pursuits, you’ll enjoy the additional resources I’ve curated for you in this PDF resource guide, Digging in Deeper to John 1:14.
In it, you’ll find links to a couple of sermons on this verse by C.H. Spurgeon as well as some of the online word-study and cross reference tools I use. Just click on the image or button below to request this PDF and it will be sent instantly to you. You can print it out, but you’ll probably want to view it on your computer or smartphone so the links will be live. Then, you can click on the links and open the resource.
Advent Coloring Page
If you like more of an experiential form of meditating on the Scripture, you might want to get the Advent coloring page I made of John 1:14. As you color in the words and pictures, feel your stress melting away and be aware of Immanuel this Advent season.
Scripture Memory Verse Cards
If you’re participating in the 2015 Scripture Memory Team and want the 3 x 5 printables to make a memory verse spiral or just to have memory verse cards you can place around your house, get this freebie. Click the button or image below and I’ll instantly email you a PDF with all 23 verse cards we’ve been working on so far this year.
Whatever freebie(s) you choose, I hope you spend some time reflecting on the amazing fact that the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us! Meditate on his glory as you wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ! (see John 1:14 and Titus 2:11-14)
How about you? What helps you meditate on the Word so you can behold the glory of God and experience his truth and grace? You can leave a comment by clicking here.