December 17, 2021

It continues to amaze me how much we can learn from the simple observations made by children.

Back during WWII, a little boy and his daddy were driving home on Christmas Eve.  They drove past rows of houses with Christmas trees and decorations in the windows.  In many of the windows the little boy noticed a star.  He asked his father, “Daddy, why do some of the people have a star in the window?”  His daddy said that the star meant that the family had a son in the war.  As they passed the last house, suddenly the little boy caught sight of the evening star in the sky.  “Look, Daddy, God must have a son in the war, too!  He’s got a star in his window!”

Indeed, God has a son who went to war.  The war was against sin, hopelessness, and despair.  He won.  He always wins.  If Jesus is your Savior, then you too are the victor.  Let this special holy season of Advent and Christmas be a celebration of Christ’s victory over all things you fear.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Dear Lord, thank you for sending your Son to secure victory over sin and hopelessness.  Thank you for the gift of eternal life.  Help me to live a victorious life in You.  Amen. 


Submitted by CH (BG-ret) Ray Bailey
Author of the Take
A Knee devotional series.