from Robert Morris
Several years ago, when I began to study the “Christmas story” as told in the opening chapters of Matthew and Luke, I discovered that God delivered seven key prophetic words around the birth of His Son.
Seven times God spoke through someone in connection with the birth of His beloved Son. Don’t you think we should give an ear to those words? Don’t you think we might find some wisdom, some encouragement, some comfort, or some direction in them? Indeed, we will.
Salvation, Favor, Blessed, Guidance, Joy, Redemption, and Peace. These are good words. Words that describe things that you would love to have a greater abundance of in your life and home. These are the Seven Words of Christmas.
You may want to read this book all in one sitting. I’ve kept it brief enough to make that possible. But I have also divided our exploration of these seven momentous Christmas words into twenty-one bitesized bits that you can savor and ponder over the course of twenty-one days if you choose.
Indeed, I suggest you use this as an advent season devotional—by yourself or as a family—beginning on December third or fourth, and counting the days to Christmas with a chapter each day. Let’s explore these seven words together.