Advent Reading Day 8 – Watching and Praying

“(Anna) never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.  Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.”  Luke 2:37 -38 Today I will write little and instead ask you to Act.  We read today about Anna, the prophetess.  She had been devoted to the work of fasting… Read More

Advent Reading Day 6 – Tension

“She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 Dickens began A Tale of Two Cities with the line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  A former leader of mine refers to life in following Jesus as the “incredible joy and the sheer terror of Kingdom living.”  Both encapsulate an important truth… Read More

Advent Reading Day 5 – The Equalizer

“He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.  He has brought down rulers from their thrones, but has lifted up the humble.  He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.  He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, evan as he said to our fathers.”  Luke… Read More