Rejoice — God Is Love, Christmas Day

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

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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.

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


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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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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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