Day Twenty-two: Not just a baby

Day Twenty-two: Not just a baby

Advent Devotions 2017 Day Twenty-two Christ December 24, 2017 “Not just a baby” Not just a baby born to make us feel good once a year, he came to change us so completely that our neighbors would have trouble recognizing us: a small collection of people...
Day Twenty-one: What Child is This?

Day Twenty-one: What Child is This?

Advent Devotions 2017 Day Twenty-one Christ December 23, 2017 What Child is This? We are lighting the final Advent candle and awaiting the lighting of the Christ candle. During this in-between time – between the long wait of Advent and the celebration of...
Day Twenty: God is Love

Day Twenty: God is Love

Advent Devotions 2017 Day Twenty Love December 22, 2017 God is Love The variety of ways people picture God amazes me. Unfortunately, a great many of these pictures are not true to the revelation of God about the God’s self in Holy Scripture. Some people picture God as...
Day Nineteen: Giving Love Away

Day Nineteen: Giving Love Away

Advent Devotions 2017 Day Nineteen Love December 21, 2017 Giving Love Away 1 John 3:16-18 We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees...
Day Eighteen: Imitate the God of Love

Day Eighteen: Imitate the God of Love

Advent Devotions 2017 Day Eighteen Love December 20, 2017 Imitate the God of Love From the simple verse, “God is love,” that we learned as children, those of us in the church are reminded over and over again that God loves us: “I give you a new commandment, that you...
Day Seventeen: For God so Loved the World

Day Seventeen: For God so Loved the World

Advent Devotions 2017 Day Seventeen Love December 19, 2017 For God so Loved the World Don’t you love the music of Christmas? I have CDs of mixed Christmas songs; yes, I’m that “Old School.” I look forward to listening to the same ones year after year. Thinking about...