Daily Office Readings for January 2nd, the 9th Day of Christmas
Morning, Psalm 34; Evening, Psalm 33;
Genesis 12:1 to 7; Hebrews11:1 to 12; John 6:35 to 42 and 48-51
“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1)
Yes, God works in mysterious ways. Abram does not know where God is leading him, and if we follow God, neither do we. I am now planted in Hoke County, North Carolina. It is over the mountains from Nashville, Tennessee, far to the east of where I was born and raised. God blessed Abram for faithfully following God. I believe this same God blesses all who do the same.
As a Christmas gift you are blessed, and you are called by God to be a blessing to all whom you come in contact with. Merry Christmas: Day 9
Be you male or female, you were made as a gift to our community before you were born and so named at your own Christening. Merry Christmas: Day 8
God was born among us to teach us how to depend on God together for help all the time, but most especially in time of human need. Merry Christmas: Day 7
Forgive someone this Christmas and accept being forgiven. Merry Christmas: Day 6
Let us believe with patience, and have patience in believing. Merry Christmas: Day 5
We are never to hurt or harm children, only help them, teach them, save and love them. This is what Christmas is all about. Merry Christmas: Day 4
The testimony of John the apostle about our Lord Jesus is true; Believe. Merry Christmas: Day 3
Let us not take our hate or ill will for another with us to our mortal death. Merry Christmas: Day 2
Our being saved has as much to do with the birth of Jesus as it does his Resurrection from the dead. Merry Christmas: Day 1
Please keep up your thoughts and prayers and hopes for Ukraine, Iran and China.
As we listen to what the Spirit is saying to us, let us live to love and serve, and to teach others to love and serve, while pondering anew what the Almighty can do. John