Day 24 – Kneel at the Manger


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Unwrapping the Greatest Gift Advent Devotional by Ann Voskamp

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Todays reading: 
Luke 2:1-7
At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. (This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria.) All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancee, who was now obviously pregnant. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.
 
Thoughts to discuss: 
  • How do you feel Jesus’ love, His presence, with you everywhere you go? How can you keep unwrapping the gift of His presence – the gift of God with you?

  • Write a thank-you note or draw a picture, thanking Jesus for His unstoppable love. Write a neighbor, sharing this love.