THE ADVENT journey reminds us that we cannot take the light for granted. Christ is near, and God partners with us, makes covenant with us, and asks us to respond to the light that has come into the world. We may not have to move far, but God does ask us to move, to be bold enough to step out on faith and seek the light.
—Todd Outcalt, Blue Christmas: Devotions of Light in a Season of Darkness (Upper Room Books, 2018)
How is God asking you to respond to the light? Share your thoughts.
“The people living in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.”
—Matthew 4:16 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God of Light, be my hope in this season. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
Upper Room author Beth A. Richardson invites you to experience the weeks before Christmas differently this year. “We all need this time of Advent to slow us down, to open our ears to God’s quiet voice, to guide us through the chaos of the consumerist culture that Christmas has become.” Join us for Child of the Light, an eCourse experience from The Upper Room.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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