Day 29

The First Sunday of Christmastide

from the Advent 2019: A Thrill of Hope reading plan

Philippians 2:9–11

BY She Reads Truth

Whether He be called the Husband of the Church, her Bridegroom, her Friend; whether He be styled the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world — the King, the Prophet, or the Priest — every title of our Master — Shiloh, Emmanuel, Wonderful, the Mighty Counsellor — every name is like the honeycomb dropping with honey, and luscious are the drops that distil from it. But if there be one name sweeter than another in the believer’s ear, it is the name of Jesus. Jesus! it is the name which moves the harps of heaven to melody. Jesus! the life of all our joys. If there be one name more charming, more precious than another, it is this name. It is woven into the very warp and woof of our psalmody. Many of our hymns begin with it, and scarcely any, that are good for anything, end without it. It is the sum total of all delights. It is the music with which the bells of heaven ring; a song in a word; an ocean for comprehension, although a drop for brevity; a matchless oratorio in two syllables; a gathering up of the hallelujahs of eternity in five letters. “Jesus, I love Thy charming name, ‘Tis music to mine ear.”
–Charles H. Spurgeon

For this reason God highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus
every knee will bow—
in heaven and on earth
and under the earth—
and every tongue will confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
–Philippians 2:9–11

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31 thoughts on "The First Sunday of Christmastide"

  1. Cara Pond says:

    Thank you Kristin.

  2. Avery . says:

    Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

  3. Angela DeMatteo says:

    Thank you SRT for this Advent study. I discovered you at the end of the summer and joined in the Fall. I feel so enriched by your words and I feel so blessed to be brought to my Bible everyday.

  4. Kerry Rowley says:

    I have so loved this study. Thank you for all you have shared. I bought the Advent book. At the end there are some good reflection. “How did I see God at work in 2019? What has God taught me about His character? What has God taught me about myself? What was an unexpected joy this year? Unexpected sorrow? This year I’m grateful for? This year I’m most proud of? The most challenging part of my year? The highlight of my year? My prayer for 2020:”

    1. Leslie S says:

      These reflections are so good to think about today and tomorrow as we wind up both a year and a decade. How had God moves in your life?…great to ponder over an evening cup of tea.

  5. April says:

    Even so Lord Jesus come quickly. Thank you SRT for the beautiful Advent devotional. I have enjoyed each morning prior to going to work and beginning my day with the reminder of God’s love for us that he gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to save us from our sins and to bind us to God’s heart forevermore (those who believe and trust in Jesus). May each of us, “Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is Lord.”

  6. Mari V says:

    Today’s reading brought me back a memory of the song, “Jesus, Name above all Names” by the Maranatha Singers. Oh…. the memory of Music. It brought me back when I was a teen and listening to this beautiful music during my early years of walking with Jesus.

  7. Julie McColm says:

    It is comforting to hear Christian women testify to his greatness. Thank you.

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