Advent Reflections

God sent his angel Gabriel to a specific place, a town called Nazareth.  He  knew  where  Mary was,
and He knows where you are. No matter where you go, He will find you. And if you are open to Him, He will speak to you in your innermost being.

Prayer: O God, speak to me at the point of my need. I am listening with my whole heart.

“Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19).

Mary took it all in and pondered it, from the angel’s appearance in Nazareth until the shepherds came and bowed before the Baby. Have you pondered the wonder  of  the  virgin  birth,   God  with  us,  and  all  it
means? I hope you have had a “Mary” Christmas, a pondering, wonder-filled Christmas.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, when we think of Your majestic plan, it fills us with wonder!

“When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning . . . this child” (Luke 2:17).

What is the best gift you received for Christmas? Have you told anyone about it? If it was truly special, you probably have? Have you told anyone about Jesus?
He is far better than any gift we find under a tree. He is God’s “indescribable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15).

Prayer: O God, thank You for giving us Christ, who is worth talking about!

“. . . they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him” (Matthew 2:11a).

The Wise Men bowed before the wisest One who ever lived. The three kings, as they are sometimes called, worshiped the infant King. They presented Him  with  gifts as a part  of their worship.  What  will
you give this Christmas? Why not give Him yourself?

Prayer: O God, this is my gift this Christmas: I give myself to You.

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