Category Archives: Twelve Days of Christmas

Day 12 – JESUS (December 25)

Read: Luke 2: 1-7, Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 53:3-11, Revelation 4:1-11 Have you ever stopped to consider what really happened when the Almighty entered into the womb of a woman? When the Son of God became the Son of man — … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Anna: Hunger for God (December 24)

Read: Luke 2:36-38, Matthew 5:6, John 6:35 Her name was Anna and she was the talk of the town. First there was that temple insanity. Day in and day out she’d practically lived there for as long as anyone could … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Simeon: The Faith that Makes God Smile (December 23)

Read: Luke 2:22-34, Luke 18:1-8, Hebrews 11:6, Romans 8:24-25 Though the nation of Israel had endured God’s official silence for 400 years when Christ was born, apparently the Holy Spirit had continued to speak with a few select souls. It … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Wise Men: Magi and Mysteries (December 22)

Read: Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11, Malachi 2:3-4, Psalm 141:2, Revelation 5:8, John 19:38-40 My love language is gifts, which according to author Gary Smalley, means that while some people need encouraging words or acts of service and others need quality time … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Herod: The Worst Kind of Bondage (December 21)

Read: Matthew 2:1-8, 16-18, Luke 4:16-21 Herod the Great was nearing the end of a twisted and tormented life on that momentous day when magi from the east came looking for the Messiah. At age 68, his body was wracked … Continue reading

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Day 7 – The Angels: Longing to Look (December 20)

Read: Luke 2:9-15, Mark 1:13, Matthew 26:52-53, Luke 22:42, Ephesians 3:10, 1 Peter 1:10-12, Revelation 22:16 If there is one group that dominates the drama of Christ’s birth, it is that of the angels. What would the Christmas story be … Continue reading

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Day 6 – The Shepherd: Footloose and Free Spirited (December 19)

Day 6: The Shepherds: Footloose and Free Spirited Read: Luke 2:8-20 Do you ever find yourself saying a word or phrase and wondering where it came from? As I was pondering the lives of the shepherds in the Christmas story, … Continue reading

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