The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 16, 2018
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TUESDAY, January 16
John 3:21 But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.
I can’t find a sign of his birth anywhere. Even the living nativity scene in front of church is gone—just up and walked away
Wait a minute! Jesus has walked off into the real world? Then he can be anywhere—right around the corner, filling bowls and slicing bread at the soup kitchen, volunteering for Hospice, cleaning toilets at the homeless shelter, giving blood, holding the hand of a friend in the depths of chemo. Jesus is right in front of me, holding me close in this embrace.
Then Christmas isn’t over and can never be boxed up and put away. Christmas—God with us—has just begun!
MOVING FORWARD: How can you unpack Jesus’ presence in your life, inviting him into the new year in different ways?