Daily Archives: December 15, 2016

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Merry Christmas—it’s a cosmic thing!

There is a compelling reason to celebrate the Advent, but it has nothing to do with a particular country. God’s angels burst into the night sky to praise the birth of Christ. In Luke 2 we read how the sky erupted with the praise of the angels: Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Then, in Revelation 5:11-14, we again read of the angels proclaiming the praises our Savior, the Lamb. Why is the Lamb worthy to receive praise throughout the Universe? Because he completed the mission his Father entrusted to his care. The […]

A prayer for December busyness

Dear Father, it’s busy in my life. Crowds are everywhere. My heart is busy, too many gifts, not enough money, not enough time. This month is supposed to be about you. But even at church I feel more busy than thankful for Christ. There are people to see, events to attend. All of this is supposed to be about Jesus, but it feels more like it’s all about me. It’s busy in my life. I ask you to fill my heart with the wonder of your mercy. I ask for your Spirit, the light of your truth. I ask for awe of you in the rush. I ask for the power of your Son instead of the frustration of my […]