In each of the thirty-one devotions, you’ll find a fresh, new exploration of “the greatest gift ever given.” That is, God’s only Son, becoming one of us—choosing to be “with us”—in order to restore all that had been lost. To repair all that had been broken. To make all things new.
No doubt, you’re intimately acquainted with the details of the Christmas narrative. Who doesn’t know of the startling announcement to young Mary, the Magi, the Bethlehem stable, and the shepherds keeping watch over their flocks by night? Yet, as you’re about to discover, there is much meaning and inspiration and life-transforming hope in these events that you may have never seen.
Each day of this devotional illuminates a scripture or passage in a fresh and memorable way, leading you to a deeper, fuller appreciation of all Christ accomplished for you, and of who you are in Him.
Each day’s entry closes with a declarative prayer that trains you in a profoundly powerful yet underappreciated form of pray-ing—prayer by Word-based proclamation. It’s time to unwrap the greatest gift ever given.
David A. Holland is a writer, speaker, and teacher, carrying a call to help God’s people better comprehend His goodness and grace. Partnering with New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield, David co-authored Paul Harvey’s America, (Tyndale House, 2009) and The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin (Frontline, September 2010). Paul Harvey’s America earned the 2009 Retailer’s Choice Award.
David is the founding pastor-teacher of The Cup & Table Co., a growing network of house churches based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area wherein New Covenant truths are proclaimed, and the implications of Jesus’ finished work are celebrated and lived out.