Tag: Joy


Give Christmas Presence

Read: Isaiah 9:6-7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given. (v. 6) In 1615, Anthony van Dyck finished painting Adoration of the Shepherds. One version


Name Your Fears

Read: Luke 2:1-14 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Ps.


Watch the Sunrise

Read: John 1:1-14 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (v. 5) It’s the largest object in our solar system, a mind-bogglingly enormous sphere of


Take Sides with the Poor

Read: Luke 4:16-21 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. (v. 18) As Jesus began his ministry, he


Go Caroling

Read: Psalm 95:1-7 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! (v. 1) I have lovely memories of my


Treasure Up All These Things

Read: Luke 2:41-52 And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart. (v. 51) “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching


Support Others

Read: Matthew 1:18-25 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). (v. 23) The giant sequoia tree is


Be Still

Read: Psalm 46 Be still, and know that I am God. (v. 10) When I asked one of my Bible study friends what he most wanted for Christmas, he gave a


Name Your Favorite Christmas Smells

Read: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. (v. 15) What does Jesus smell