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Today’s Reflection

GOD SPEAKS TO ME THROUGH CREATION. Throughout the year I watch God’s creation from my breakfast table. During the winter months, the birds visit my bird feeder and birdbath. The birds “neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns” (Matt. 6:26), yet they trust and do not worry. …

Take some time today to notice the beauty of God’s earth and to join its living mystery.

Creating God, you created the birds, the mushrooms, the sea monsters of the deep–and you created me. open my eyes, my ears, and my senses today that I may become one with your living mystery. Amen.

– Beth A. Richardson
The Uncluttered Heart

From p. 82 of The Uncluttered Heart: Making Room for God During Advent and Christmas by Beth A. Richardson. Copyright ;copy; 2009 by Upper Room Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Where do you hear the voice of God? Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
Luke 2:46-47, NRSV

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  • robert moeller December 30, 2012, 5:36 am

    Twice I felt that God made me aware of his presence. I didn’t hear him as Moses or the disciples heard him but I was very aware that God let me know he was there. It came while I was praying. I won’t let go of the memory of those times. They are like John Wesley’s heart warming experience at Aldersgate.

    Dear Lord, while Ecclesiastes says there is a time for war, a time to kill, I believe that you came to the world to change all that. Its a new testament, peace and goodwill to all. Lord, I thank you for your message of peace, help us help you to bring it to fruition. May our hearts be filled with love, mercy, grace, and peace that your kingdom will be on earth as it is in heaven.

  • Mary Ng Shwu Ling December 30, 2012, 8:59 am

    Thank you God for the beauty of the earth.

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