Day 23 – He Can’t Stay Away

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Unwrapping the Greatest Gift Advent Devotional by Ann Voskamp

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Today’s Reading:
Matthew 1:20-23

An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Joseph, a son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’”
Thoughts to discuss:
  • Do you remember what Jesus’ name means? Why do you think God decided that His name should mean “the Lord saves”?
  • When is it the hardest for you to remember that God is with you? 
  • Find out what each member of your family’s name means. Create a reminder of the meaning for their names.