The Lord says, “You, Bethlehem Ephrathah, . . . 
out of you will come for me one who will 
be ruler over Israel, whose origins are 
from of old, from ancient times.” - Micah 5:2 (NIV)

I often eagerly anticipate birthdays, special outings, and holidays. The excitement grows, and then the day arrives. Sometimes I enjoy the event as fully as I expected to, but sometimes the event falls short. Either way, the special occasion passes by; and we’re left with memories — and maybe some...

Today's Prayer
Father God, thank you for sending your son to earth to give us the hope of eternal life with you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 2:25-32

Thought for the Day

God exceeds all my expectations.

Prayer Focus

to experience the Joy of 
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