By Rachel Syens
December 15, 2022
As we go through life, we find that our pace changes from season to season. Retirement is a time that’s often characterized by a slower pace of life. This can sometimes be a welcome change, but it can also feel daunting after a life of busyness. This is especially true at the holidays. On the other hand, some people might feel overwhelmed due to their calendars being suddenly full of events. Wherever you are this Christmas, we pray that these devotions will help you remember to fix your eyes and your heart on the true reason for the season: Jesus, and his great sacrifice for us.
Listed below are nine short Christmas devotions for seniors. Each one contains a Scripture reading, a reflection passage, and a prayer to refresh, refocus, and renew your spirit this Christmas season
Christmas is a season of celebrating birth, but it often reminds us of loss. In Christ we may rest in the knowledge that death is not the end; through Jesus, we’ve been given eternal life.
Even if we are feeling less than happy, we find joy at Christmas in God’s grace and the gift he sent us through his Son, Jesus Christ.
Instead of focusing on why bad things happen to us, we can reframe the question to ask why God chose us to bless with grace and eternal life. (Spoiler alert: it’s because he loves us!)
A Season of Travel
Even if we find ourselves overwhelmed with traveling from place to place this Christmas, we can pause and remember that Christ traveled all the way to earth and became like us in order to redeem us.
Caution: Slow Down
By shifting our focus to Jesus, we can avoid overextending or underextending ourselves this season and instead find balance and peace in Christ.
When the busyness of Christmas feels overwhelming, we’re reminded of the caution that Jesus gave to his followers: “See to it that you are not alarmed.”
Just as children are filled with a sense of wonder and expectation for gifts, we can feel the same expectation as we anticipate the return of Christ.
Home for Christmas
Through Jesus, we all became children of God and may continue to grow in our relationship of gratitude and love for our Father.
‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’
“O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord,” who gave us new life as children of God through his sacrifice.
No matter what season of life we’re in, Christmas reminds us to look at God’s great gift of Jesus with childlike wonder and hope.
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