Saturday, December 18, 2010

Advent - day 18 and 19

Dec. 18 Luke 2: 19-20

But Mary treasured up all these words, pondering in her heart what they might mean. So the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen; everything was just as they had been told.

Dec. 19 Micah 5: 2-5
As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah –
from you a king will emerge who will rule over Israel on my behalf,
one whose origins are in the distant past.  
So the Lord will hand the people of Israel over to their enemies
until the time when the woman in labor gives birth.
Then the rest of the king’s countrymen will return
to be reunited with the people of Israel. 
He will assume his post and shepherd the people by the Lord’s strength,
by the sovereign authority of the Lord his God.
They will live securely, for at that time he will be honored
even in the distant regions of  the earth.
He will give us peace.
Should the Assyrians try to invade our land
and attempt to set foot in our fortresses,
we will send against them seven shepherd-rulers,
make that eight commanders.

Activities: watch the Nutcracker In One Act; mail out Christmas cards; deliver presents;

Prayer focus: Mamaw, Nana, Grandma, Grandpa, the elderly.

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