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The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. - Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)

Each Christmas season I spend time reading and re-reading the Christmas story from the Bible. This year the story provided a particularly relevant truth. A month before Christmas, several family issues surfaced, and it seemed I would be spending much of the holiday season alone. A friend and I had...

Today's Prayer
Lord God, when we feel lonely, remind us of your constant presence with us — not only at Christmas but at all times. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 7:10-14

Thought for the Day

Christmas is about God’s gift of love in Jesus.

Prayer Focus

Those who are lonely at Christmas


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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