Advent Devotional: Sunday, December 23

Theme: Living Into Joy

Written by Miranda Deis (age 13), First Congregational Church of Fresno

Luke 1:46-55

He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.

Call to Action

You should love and respect your neighbor regardless of how much money they have, their skin color, where they live or who they love. If money and titles were not the most important thing to God they shouldn’t be the most important things in your life either.

Instead of a prayer, I want you to be a mirror to reflect God’s plan by putting it into action. On this day, two days before you celebrate the birth of Jesus I want you to get out in your community and show the disadvantaged people some love, show them that you care and that they matter.