We Cannot Stay
Posted on December 29, 2014

We can’t stay in Bethlehem’s stable, can we? Mary and Joseph seem to have moved on fairly quickly. When the Wise Men arrive, they enter “the house” according to Luke’s gospel, scarcely a term one would use for that animal shelter which is our Christmas focus.

Advent - Thursday, December 25
Posted on December 25, 2014

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger. - Luke 2:7

Advent - Wednesday, December 24
Posted on December 24, 2014

All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem... - Luke 2:3-4

Advent - Tuesday, December 23
Posted on December 23, 2014

When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife... - Matthew 1:24

Advent - Monday, December 22
Posted on December 22, 2014

She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. - Matthew 1:21

Advent - Sunday, December 21
Posted on December 21, 2014

Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:20

Advent - Saturday, December 20
Posted on December 20, 2014

And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord. - Luke 1:45

Advent - Friday, December 19
Posted on December 19, 2014

In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. - Luke 1:39

Advent - Thursday, December 18
Posted on December 18, 2014

Here I am, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word. - Luke 1:38

Advent - Wednesday, December 17
Posted on December 17, 2014

Nothing will be impossible with God. - Luke 1:37

Advent - Tuesday, December 16
Posted on December 16, 2014

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. - Luke 1:30

Advent - Monday, December 15
Posted on December 15, 2014

... to a virgin engaged [espoused] to a man whose name was Joseph of the house of David. - Luke 1:27

Advent - Sunday, December 14
Posted on December 14, 2014

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth... - Luke 1:26

Advent - Saturday, December 13
Posted on December 13, 2014

“Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin? Answer me.” - Mark 11:30

Advent - Friday, December 12
Posted on December 12, 2014

Among those born of women no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. - Luke 7:28

Advent - Thursday, December 11
Posted on December 11, 2014

What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? - Luke 7:24

Advent - Wednesday, December 10
Posted on December 10, 2014

One who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. - Luke 3:16

Advent - Tuesday, December 9
Posted on December 9, 2014

And the crowds asked him, “What then should we do?” - Luke 3:10

Advent - Monday, December 8
Posted on December 8, 2014

Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. - Luke 3:4

Advent - Sunday, December 7
Posted on December 7, 2014

The word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. - Luke 3:2