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DAILY DEVOTIONS
 

  In more than three decades of my Christian life, I have been blest by 2 types of Daily devos' (matter not exceeding 500 words) in universal Christian literature. Not only those Devos' which have a different theme everyday but also the ones which revolve around a certain theme over a period of time, say a fortnight, have richly edified me. In fact, both styles have their own inherent advantages. If the former style caters to the varying spiritual needs of a christian from day-to-day, the latter aims 'to ground' a child of God in a certain subject in order he derives the full benefits of the deep insightful study of a certain topic, spread over a fixed span of time.

In my Daily devo page, I have consciously tried to go in for 'a blend of both the styles' whereby within a constant theme, I would be aiming to focus on different facets of it which admittedly is a closer imitation of the 'Constant theme' style than the 'Varying topics' one.

As the month of December coincides with the Christmas season, in this month I intend to dwell exclusively on all the topics revolving around Christmas using the visit of the Wise man described in Matthew 2 as the base.

Let me wish you a happy and an edifying read… oh yes-MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF US!

Suresh Manoharan




December 12th

Worshipping only Christ



On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.- Matt 2:11
 
  Any doubt on who was the cynosure to the wise men? The Christ child! Period. Even though Mary was in the vicnity (right in the same house), they reserved their most lofty action of worship only to the Saviour, who would lay down His life, for the sake of the fallen mankind. Is this Scriptural evidence not sufficient for our catholic friends to know the truth, for what it is?

What about devout Mary herself? Did she not humbly seek her super natural Son's help, when the wine supply ran out in the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-5) or for that matter was not Mary again at the upper room (Acts 1:14) submitting to the apostolic leadership post Christ’s ascension? When Mary herself wants everyone to worship Christ, should not everyone including the Catholics get their priorities right?

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, you left your heavenly glory to suffer an excruciating death all for our sake. Let our hearts be filled with spirit of worship for Thee alone. Amen.
 


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