December 31, 2019
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-2
In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”
Thought for the Day: When we first brought Zach home from Guatemala, we had all kinds of visitors. The birth of a child (or in our case, an adoption) is like a magnet that draws well-wishers from far and near. Of course, family came to see the little one, but so did folks we didn’t imagine ever having much interest. In fact, there were people we didn’t know very well who showed up with gifts in hand. Yet there is something about the arrival of a new life that draws a crowd, and that’s the way it should be. Whatever the family circumstance (adoption, traditional family, single parent, surrogate mother, foster, etc.), a baby needs to be honored.
Prayer: For all life that arrives in this world, we give you thank, O Lord. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge