Consecrated to God’s service

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Word of the Father appeared in flesh in the form of a tiny, helpless, humble baby. Often artists paint a halo around the infant Jesus in the manger, a reference to His holiness. Did you know that you, as a believer, are also holy? The Bible calls us to holiness–being consecrated to God’s service and conforming our lives to the will of God, just as Christ did. Being holy is a “work in progress,” and we will face many challenges. But when we remember Christ’s example and strive to follow it, we will achieve holiness. (Suggested carol: “O Come, All Ye Faithful” by John Francis Wade.)