Monday December 26 2016

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Scripture: 2 Chronicles 24: 14-15

Key verses: (14-15) He said, “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant in steadfast love with your servants who walk before you with all their heart— 15 you who have kept for your servant, my father David, what you promised to him.

Reflection: It is December 26, which means I can take down my Christmas tree and put away my Christmas music — right? Christmas seems to be over, but it is just beginning. We just heard some really good news of great joy — the good news of Christmas that seems too good to be true, perfect love revealed to an imperfect world. Christ brings joy to our broken world, our broken lives, and our broken hearts. Claim this hope.

With Christmas, God became more than just a theory. Love, justice, and peace became real. The good news is that God entered all of the agonies and joys of life. There is nothing so broken that God’s presence cannot give some light or love. This is the meaning of Christmas. The manger proclaims that love and grace are the center of our reality. It is too good to be true — but believe it. For unto us a child has been born. Thanks be to God.

Prayer: Loving God, may I never tire of proclaiming the good news with great joy. Amen.

Author: Michelle Thomas-Bush

[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].

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