Morning After

When they saw the child, they repeated what had been told about him

Luke 2:17
Numbers 6:22-27; Psalms 67:2-3,5-6,8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21

Sermon Week/Year

Octave of Christmas, B

Author Donald Miller writes, “In any good story, the character wants something. The Tin Man wants a heart, Harry wants Sally, Frodo wants to destroy the ring and so on. It’s true in every story, or else the story doesn’t make sense. If we don’t want something in our lives, our stories feel boring, long, meaningless and tired. Or worse, we pray and ask God to give us a story while the entire time He is handing us a pen — telling us to write it ourselves. That’s why he gave us a will. So may I suggest you spend a little more time thinking about what you want in the new year.”-1

In this regard, some members of our Society have become more aware of the benefits of solitude — taking time for personal reflection — as various forms of meditation have gained popularity. But the majority of Americans are still hurried, harried and just too busy to take the time to ponder what…

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