The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."
Luke 1: 30-33
December 5, 2017 | Written by Reina McFarlin
Our family is expecting two new babies around Christmas this year. The joy and excitement are growing in our family as the due dates move closer. Preparations are being made. It is hard to wait. Advent is the time for our Christian family to plan, celebrate, and hope for the future as we prepare for the birthday of Christ. God's love for each of us is so great it overwhelms the enormous love we feel and know in our families when a child is born. This Advent, pause, take time to reflect on the birth of Jesus, Son of the most High, God's amazing love for us, and feel peace.
Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for the gift of your son, Jesus. Thank you for your amazing love for us. Guide us to share your love. Give us peace. Amen.