Advent 2019 – Day 13

Did you know that the number of people joining us in following this Advent theme is growing each day? Some people are following it at my website, others on Facebook, still others on GoodReads. I think this increase of interest reflects how much people desire the presence of “God With Us” in their daily lives.

 When Matthew tells the story of the lost sheep, we see the Shepherd leaving the 99 sheep in the safety of the fold and searching for the one lost lamb on the mountainside. We rejoice when the lamb is found and carried home on the Shepherd’s shoulders. But sometimes we forget that there was also joy for that lamb when it reunited with the rest of the flock.

In Matthew 18:20, Jesus told his followers, “Where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them…”

Why not call a friend today and invite them to join you for a cup of hot chocolate? Or at least talk by phone and encourage each other to remember that when you two are together, the Sovereign Lord of the Universe is on the same party line!


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