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 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 13: The End of Self-Help

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people” (Luke 1:68) Zechariah is the father of John the Baptist. He sings a wondrous song at the birth of his son about another son—Mary’s son. His song has a simple, yet earth-shattering message: in the baby Jesus, God has come…

Day 12: The Great Reversal

“He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty” (Luke 1:51-53) Imagine that you are teenage…

Day 11: God of the Impossible

“For nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37) You are probably familiar with the spy thriller film series, Mission: Impossible. To date, there have been six films in which Ethan Hunt, the main character, goes on a different mission. Take a moment to ponder that. Mission: Impossible. Six different missions. The missions don’t seem…

Day 10: God with Us in Our Sufferings

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel.” (Matthew 1:23) For many people, Christmas is the most brutal time of year. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, a recent divorce, loneliness, or something else, Christmas can be a sad reminder that life is not how it…