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2018 Advent Devotional – January 4

Isaiah 6:1-5, Psalm 72 The One We Serve Daily we run into life challenges. These are what I like to call, “Valley Situations.” In Isaiah 6:1-5, when God reached out to the man in the Temple who felt unqualified to experience the grace from the God of Love, God still...

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2018 Advent Devotional – January 3

Luke 8:16-21 God's Word is the Light of Our Life I recently had eye surgery and can see only out of my right eye. The vision from my right eye is enough for me to get by until my left eye is healed. When healed, both eyes will be able to take in light and I will be...

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2018 Advent Devotional – January 2

James 3:13–18 The Meekness of Wisdom Who is wise? Who wants wisdom? (Who doesn’t!) We are to conduct ourselves showing our works in the meekness of wisdom. When I meditate on all God is and the miracle of Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection, I experience a “light...

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2018 Advent Devotional – January 1

New Year’s Day Numbers 6:22-27 The Light of Life When I was a Boy Scout leader, one activity our boys eagerly anticipated was our annual caving expedition. Southern Indiana is dotted with limestone caves, and for teenage Scouts spelunking is a whole new level of fun....

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 31

New Year’s Eve Psalm 8:2a Anticipation As I am writing this devotional it has been a joyful few weeks leading up to Advent. Late this fall, we welcomed into the family, Jacob Thomas, our grandson. I also got the opportunity to visit with our 18-month-old...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 30

Psalm 148 All Creation Praises The Psalmist calls on creation to praise its Maker. He begins with things that we normally think praise God: angels and heavenly armies should sing praises from the heavens. But then he mentions things that we don’t normally think of as...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 29

1 Chronicles 28:1-10 Let the Light Shine on Our Community             Last month’s mid-term elections reminded Americans how blessed we are. We live in a free country, where we can vote and worship as we...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 28

Matthew 2:13-18 Listening to God’s Voice ”the angel of the Lord” spoke to Joseph When thinking about how this applied to me, I remembered a series of happenings after 9/11. I was living in Kentucky and all I could think about was where would I want to be if something...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 27

Genesis 1:1-5 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light (3). Walk in the Light Can’t you just imagine God hovering over the earth, looking at it, loving it, and knowing His plan for what He was going to bring to this place?  He first brought light...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 26

Psalm 17:1-9, 15 God’s Answer to Prayer In 2013 I had serious heart surgery. One night I said goodbye to my last visitor, then the nurse. I was all alone in my little cubicle in the ICU.  As I looked around, I became very lonely and afraid. It was the first time...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 25

Christmas Isaiah 62:6-12 A Reciprocal Relationship This passage is one of my favorite Christmas scriptures. God not only promises to defend us but cajoles us to seek Him, and we are given the surprising invitation to ask as much of Him as He asks of us. Just as we...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 24

Christmas Eve Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-14 The Light Has Come For weeks we have waited for this day to come. While we know it is coming, the childhood feeling of anticipation never goes away. Today is Christmas Eve. Soon we will gather with our family and friends to...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 23

Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:46-55, Psalm 80:1-7 Waiting for the Light               Many of the prophets of the Old Testament foretold the coming of the Messiah who would reunite Israel for all time. They...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 22

Psalms 80:3 “Restore us, O God; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.” Restore Me, O God Currently, I am working on letting God have control over each and every thing that I do. It seems that I must remind myself to do this many times a day. God is...

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2018 Advent Devotional – December 21

Hebrews 42:10-18  When the Light Dims Every year brings its joys and losses, and our losses this year have been especially painful. We have said goodbye to friends and family members. Some had lived a reasonable allotment of time on earth; others had not. Grief...

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