We Look for Light: Readings and Reflections for Advent

I’m happy to share with you a little devotional I wrote for Advent, We Look for Light: Readings and Reflections for Advent. There are twenty-five readings with related Scripture passages and questions. I pray it’s a blessing and that it helps you worship Christ this Christmas!

Day 23: Christmas: A Mission to the Nations

[Through Jesus we have received] grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:5-6) The first Christmas was a mission trip. The mission trip of all mission trips. Jesus left the comforts…

Day 22: I Came for the Sick

And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32) I recall one time I went to the doctor for a physical exam. I was there because, I thought, this is what…

Day 21: Born to Die

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) In ancient times, as today, kings were born in royal palaces and not subjected to the same kind of everyday hardships that “normal” people face. As the saying goes,…

Day 20: Let There Be Sight!

“For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” (John 9:39) Have you ever been frustrated at someone who cannot see what you see? Perhaps it’s something in a sports game, a movie, or a math problem. It can be maddening. But what…

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming!

Listening to 24-hours of Christmas music on the radio this month has probably made you realize one thing: the classic Christmas hymns have much more depth than “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (no offense, Mariah). Did you realize, however, that most, if not all, of these classic carols were not written simply to…