I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.
12th Day of Christmas + In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen! Opening – Psalm 62:5-8 (NLT) Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He… Read More ›
Our reading will begin with the Gospel of John and continue with the Book of Romans. Not to worry – we will read every book in the New Testament, although not necessarily in the order they appear in the Bible.
“Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace, as you have promised. I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people. He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!”
1 : to weigh in the mind : appraise – pondered their chances of success
2 : to think about : reflect on – pondered the events of the day
3: to think or consider especially quietly, soberly, and deeply
All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.
Our purpose is to allow time for us to “ponder” (Luke 2:19) what we are reading, and to consider what God may be saying to each one of us personally.
She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.