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[Mary] gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him 
in a manger, because there was no 
guest room available for them. - Luke 2:7 (NIV)

Every year I dread the task of putting up the Christmas tree. The decade-old fake tree is crooked — bushy on one side, bare on the other. The tinsel doesn’t quite wrap the entire tree. One strand of the pre-lit lights doesn’t work. The star on top is a gaudy...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, remind us that the imperfect circumstances that Mary went through resulted in a gift of perfect love for the world. Thank you for the gift of Jesus. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 2:1-7

Thought for the Day

Though I am imperfect, God’s love for me isn’t.

Prayer Focus

To accept imperfection 
in myself and others


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