Advent Reading Day 21 – Costly Joy

“33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”  Luke 2:33-35 Ever met… Read More

Advent Reading Day 20 – Love in Action

“and she gave birth to her firstborn , a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 Love.  There’s no motivation quite like it.  It motivates us to do things that we otherwise would think silly or dangerous or unthinkable.  It motivates the quietest of men to propose in front of large crowds.  It motivates mothers… Read More

Advent Reading Day 19 – The Gifts We Bring

“10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.” Matthew 2:10-12 It can be… Read More