Jay's eDevotionals  

Dec 25

Finding God’s Serendipity on Christmas Day!

“For unto you is born THIS DAY in the City of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord!”  ( Luke 2:11)  The angelic announcement overflows with eternal and earthly meaning.  The Shepherds responded to God’s invitation to seek the Savior and they experienced the ultimate serendipity. I am praying that you will experience a Christmas serendipity – which means you will encounter Jesus everywhere you go.

One grim winter day in 1754, Horace Walpole was reading a Persian fairy tale called “The Three Princes of Serendip.” Within the story, Walpole discovered a thrilling approach to life. The three heroes of the story set out on an adventure to discover great treasures. The Princes never found what they searched for, but during the journey they were continually surprised by unanticipated delights. While looking for one thing, they found another. For those surprising discoveries in life Walpole coined the word “serendipity.” Serendipity occurs when something beautiful breaks into the normal routine and conveys the exquisite gift of new vitality and joy.
 
The message of the angels to the shepherds on that wondrous night was the greatest serendipity of all. The unsuspecting shepherds heard God’s extraordinary message on an ordinary night: “I bring you good news of great joy for all people that unto you is born a Savior.”
 
May this Christmas day and everyday be filled with God’s serendipities as you seek the great treasure of encountering the Savior everywhere!

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