Scripture: 1 John 5:1-12
Key verses: (11-12a) “And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; . . .”
Reflection: Today is the day in the Christian calendar when we remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus. Yesterday, on Christmas Eve, we listened to the story again as we lit candles and remembered that Jesus is the light of the world; the source of love and hope. Jesus was born like every other human being on earth. He was not born into wealth or privilege, but rather he was born into an everyday family. He continues to be born into the hearts of all those who receive the gift of faith.
May you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
Prayer: Loving God, light of the world, hope of the nations, be with us now and always as we seek to live out the love and justice of the baby of Bethlehem, Jesus, in our daily lives. In his name we pray. Amen.
Author: Deborah Conner
[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].