Advent Day 27: Joy – Gospel in Life

Devotional

Advent Day 27: Joy

FOURTH WEEK OF ADVENT – FRIDAY December 29, 2023


READ Luke 2:1–21
Luke tells the story of Jesus’ birth.

REFLECT
The salvation offered in Jesus is only available to us if he actually lived and died and rose again in history. The details of Jesus’ birth are clearly located in a specific time and place, and also in an identifiable political situation (Roman taxation) and cultural world (shepherds, Jewish circumcision). This is not “once upon a time, but this time and this place witnessed by these people.”

PRAY
Dearest Jesus, thank you that you are real, not a made up myth or a story based on the solstice going from darkness to light. But you came into this world as a baby with a real body, experienced life and suffered just as we do. Thank you that we can come to you with all our tears and joys, and you know them all.

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