We Are His People

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,  not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people." Jeremiah 31:31-33

God makes all things new! Though His people broke the covenants in the Old Testament, God promised a new covenant, ever pursuing our hearts. Imagine reading these verses before God sent Jesus to the world. Imagine the hope and excitement they must have felt, knowing that God was making all things new!

Here are two questions to reflect on and discuss as a family or on your own:

  1. How does God’s promise that we “shall be [his] people” instill more faith in your heart?

  2. God the Father sent God the Son to earth to rescue us; how does that fact change the way you celebrate Christmas?

Pray: “God, thank You. Even when I run from You, You stay true to Your promises. Help me understand that You’re a good Father who desires a close, personal relationship with me—a relationship that You have gone great lengths to ensure.”

As a Family: Ask your children what a promise is and get them to think about why God makes promises. Ask them about how the birth of Jesus proves to us that God always keeps His promises, and how that fact can strengthen our faith in God.