CSR Daily Devotion

I’m just going to leave you with our songs today. Starting with one of Mrs. Z’s favorites, and as far as lyrics go, Kutless’ “This is Christmas” definitely earns its top ten spot at #9.

I wanted to throw in a traditional song as well, and this cover of “Away in a Manger” by Kim Walker-Smith is my personal favorite version of this classic to date. Enjoy.

December 17

1I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign:  seven angels with the seven last plagues-last, because with them God’s wrath is completed.  2And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name.   (Revelation 15:1, 2)

Revelation 15 introduces God’s final act against those still defiant to believe and seek repentance.  Seven awful plagues are about to be unleashed upon the world, and all of them sound much worse than COVID-19.

I hope that the stark reminder of our fragile existence resonated through many unbelievers during the COVID-19 scare of 2020.  That was just a new form of flu, and the country lost their mind.  Wait until the events of Revelation finally begin to unfold.  As much as I hope they do not happen in my lifetime, with as dark as this world has become, I can not welcome them soon enough.

Reading plan:  Revelation 17

Deeper reading plan:  Zechariah 13

Prayer and meditation:  We continue to pray that the world comes together to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  We pray that the miracle of the child in the manger changes this world forever, as it should have nearly 2000 years ago.  This week we will also add a prayer for all the lonely and those who mourn during the holidays.  We pray they draw close to Jesus as Jesus is close to them.

Fitness challenge:  We’re going to start doing AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible):  Do a good stretch and then do as many round as possible of the following in 15-minutes:

  1. 10 x Burpees
  2. 1 minute plank

Distance run day:  7 miles at a nice comfortable pace. 

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