Nancy J. Clark (Michigan, USA)
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“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...
Because of Jesus, we know how much God loves us.
Children involved in Christmas pageants
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”