Archive for January 3rd, 2021

Close your eyes, breathe, and clear your mind. Be still. Center your scattered senses on God’s presence.

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 98:1-3

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.


The Advent and Christmastide seasons provide a unique opportunity for us to proclaim God’s kingdom far and wide. We are called to bear witness to the Gospel.  What better time of year than this to do so? While we may have already begun putting away the “trappings of Christmas” – the tree and the lights and the holiday decorations – the goal is to embrace the fullness of Christ incarnate in our daily lives.  Through the saving and redeeming work of the Incarnation of Christ, we receive the magnificent gift of salvation.  And this is a gift that we are called to share with all we know and love.  Reflect today on how we can allow the light of Jesus to lead us in His way as we approach a new year. 

COLLECT:  Written by Collects are short general prayers used in Christian liturgy to draw our focus of worship.  The collect today is from the 1928 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.

Almighty God, who has poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word; Grant that the same light enkindled in our hearts may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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