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The Word of Life

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1 John 1:1 “The one who existed from the beginning is the one we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is Jesus Christ, the Word of life.”

The right words can have a phenomenal impact on a person. Positive, affirming words heal inner wounds and restore weary spirits. Good words bring us to life.

One of the joys of Christmas is sending and receiving Christmas cards. It is a time-honored way of imparting blessings one to another. Reading a Christmas card from a dear friend connects us with their heart and reminds us how much we appreciate the people God has placed in our lives. A few simple, well-chosen words can turn our life around.

The Bible speaks of Jesus as “the word of life.” While Jesus came to us with a message from God, He also came as a message from God. Jesus was God’s Christmas card, sent with His love, to communicate full and eternal life to us.

When we are weary or dreary, discouraged or defeated, we need life-giving words to get us going again. Jesus specializes in life-giving words. He has something good to say to us. He is always ready to speak positive words that pick us up, fill us up and move us forward.

With every Christmas card, you read this year, think of Jesus. Remember that He is the greatest Christmas card of all. He is “the word of life.” Take time to listen to the tender, personal, life-giving words He so desperately wants to speak to you.


Lord, there are many voices clamoring for our attention. All too often we let the demands of the world drown out your still, small voice. When we fail to listen to you, we suffer. Sensitize our spiritual ears to your words of life. Teach us to listen for the good things you want to communicate to us. May we take the time to truly commune with you this Christmas. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Pastor Dale

Christmas Devotional by Pastor Dale O’Shields, Church of the Redeemer