December 25, 2019
Scripture: Luke 2:4-7
Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
Thought for the Day: Take some time to simply read these words – both silently and out loud. Pick a word or phrase that resonates with you and allow them to reside in you the remainder of the day.
Prayer: O what a beautiful moment! It’s not the weather or even the forecast, but your love enfleshed, O God, that is beautiful. Allow for the story of Christ’s birth to be a story of hope and joy that we share this day and throughout the year ahead. Make a receptive manger within each of us, so that your sacred gift has a place to reside and embody itself. May the meaning and the value this gift portrays be manifest not only in the words I share but in the life I live. Thank you for this Christmas Moment, a moment made beautiful because of a child, Christ the Lord. Amen.
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