The Wise Boy Jesus Amazes Teachers

Sunday, July 12 Remember to pray for those who are victims of systems that undergird inequality and leaders in every community who turn a blind eye to the existence of such inequality. Pray for God’s liberating presence in places where rough places must be made...

Anna Speaks about the Christ Child

Saturday, July 11 Anna Speaks about the Christ Child Luke 2:36-38  NRSV At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.  Luke 2:38 Our experiences may differ; but, they should point...

Simeon Praises God for the Child

Friday, July 10 Simeon Praises God for the Child Luke 2:25-35  NRSV “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation.”  Luke 2:29-30 Simeon’s praise mirrors the outward reflection of an inward joy we...

Jesus Presented to the Lord

Thursday, July 9 Jesus Presented to the Lord Luke 2:21-24  NRSV After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.  Luke 2:21 Imagine the joy felt by everyone in...

The Firstborn Belong to God

Wednesday, July 8 The Firstborn Belong to God Numbers 3:11-13  NRSV I hereby accept the Levites from among the Israelites as substitutes for all the first born that open the womb among the Israelites.  Numbers 3:12 The call of God is clear. God has given each of us a...

Perform Your God-Given Task

Tuesday, July 7 Perform Your God-Given Task Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 NRSV I know that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken away from it; God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him.  Ecclesiastes 3:14 Prayer:...