“Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.” - Matthew 1:23 (NRSV)

As a pastor’s wife, I have helped with many Christmas pageants over the years. Memories abound of wise men with cardboard crowns, shepherds in striped robes, angels with paper wings and tinsel halos. But the pageant that touched my heart most was the time we had a real baby play...

Today's Prayer
Fill our hearts, O God, with thanksgiving and praise for the gift of your Son, Jesus. Amen.
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Today's Reading
John 1:15-18

Thought for the Day

Because of Jesus, we know how much God loves us.

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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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