Category Archives: Christmas

· December 22, 2014

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11 (ESV)

Thank you, Jesus, for being the reason for the Advent Christmas season we celebrate!

The Daily Verse will take a brief hiatus between now and January 5, 2015. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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· December 18, 2013

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.”
Matthew 1:22,23

Amidst the busyness of the holiday season, let us remember the reason we celebrate: God with us.

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· November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! The Daily Verse will resume on Monday, December 2, 2014.

If you’re looking for some insightful reading over the holiday, the EVANGELII GAUDIUM from Pope Francis which can be found “here.”

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· December 21, 2012

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”
Matthew 2:1,2

As we enter into this holiday season and into a new year of possibilities, let us be like the wise men, always seeking Christ.

The Daily Verse will take a brief hiatus between now and January 7, 2013. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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· December 20, 2012

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.
Luke 2:13-16,19

Be aware of the things going on in and around you. God is always at work. Treasure God’s activity in your life.

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· December 19, 2012

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
Luke 2:7

Let us always make room in the inn of our hearts for Jesus.

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· December 18, 2012

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
Luke 1:39-42

Consider the joy between Elizabeth and Mary described here. We each have the Spirit of the Living God in us, so let us consider the same kind of celebration when encountering our brothers and sisters in Christ!

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· December 17, 2012

And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
Luke 1:30,31

Imagine what your response would be like if you were Mary, experiencing this moment with Gabriel. Let us remember to be reverent toward and thankful for her “yes.”

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