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The Comforting God, Thursday, Advent Week 1

Bright, full moon just over the treetops against a dark sky.

© Beth A Richardson betharichardson.com

Prayer

God of comfort, wrap me securely in your nurturing arms. Let me be your voice, your heart, your loving touch to someone who needs a word of grace, a voice of hope, a loving hug during these sometimes difficult Advent days. Amen.

Carry These Words in Your Heart Today

God waits to comfort me.

Today's Picture

I took this photo a couple of years ago from my family's cabin in Colorado. I watched the full moon rise over the side of the canyon.

Question

Who around you is in need of comfort? Where do you find comfort?

Book of the Day

Setting the Christmas Stage book cover

Setting the Christmas Stage

John Indermark

John Indermark is one of The Upper Room's most prolific authors. In this Advent book, he looks at the Christmas story as a pageant, reminding us of holidays past and present. He provides a dynamic view of how Advent gradually moves the drama forward to the climax of Christmas. I'm sorry to say that this book is no longer in print, but you can find copies from Amazon.

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