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Rejoice — God Is Love, Christmas Day

A miniature Latin American nativity set on a small wooden plate.

© Beth A. Richardson, betharichardson.com

Prayer

God of love, I am yours. May I rest in your love today, in joy and thanksgiving. Amen.

Carry These Words in Your Heart Today

Rejoice. My God is love.

Today's Picture

Merry Christmas to each of you. God's greatest joy be yours today.
Blessings, Beth

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Share a Christmas wish, a special prayer, or a favorite scripture.

Book of the Day

Child of the Light

Beth A. Richardson

Child of the Light was my first Advent book for Upper Room Books. In this book, I focus on the music of Advent and Christmas. Each week of Advent takes its inspiration from a different Advent hymn. Daily meditations are written about the themes from that week's hymn. Once Christmas Day is reached, there's a hymn or carol, along with a meditation, for each day. The title of the book comes from the hymn "I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light" by Kathleen Thomerson. It's one of my favorites.

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Throughout my Walk I experienced the presence of the Risen One in the devotional spaces as well as in times of teaching, meditation, and prayer. The communion with brothers, experienced in the daily sharing at the table and in the Word, generated deep bonds of brotherhood.” 

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