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Monday, November 28, 2011


LUKE 1: 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. (From Scripture - NIV)

“Let me tell you a wonderful story about my friend,” Mrs. Roberts would begin, or at least that’s how I remembered it. Annette Roberts taught the travels of Paul to her sixth-grade Sunday School class as if she were retelling the marvelous adventures of her best friend.

Luke, in his first four verses, sets the stage for an accurate telling of the birth and life of his friend and Master, Jesus Christ. He says he simply must tell the reader the truth, the accurate account of an event that he researched by talking with those who knew and walked with Jesus, those who could bear first hand witness to the life of Jesus Christ.

How often are you gripped with the awe of passing on to future generations the first hand witness to what Christ has done in your life? Now is the time. Today is the day. Gather your memories while you can and teach them to your children and your grandchildren. For Advent, the time that began yesterday and leads up to Christmas Day, pause each day and remember what God has done for you, by the power of his Son Jesus, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Then, pass on your witness to others. Those who have opposed Jesus cannot win the battle for human hearts if you take the stand in defense of Him whose birth we celebrate at this time. Blessed be the name of Jesus, the Christ child!

Each day during Advent, I will post a short scripture for us to ponder for that day, restating Luke’s account of the events that led up to the birthday of the King of Love. It will be posted here, at Each Monday, I will continue to post my devotional and prayer therapy prayer as usual. Drop in and be fed. Let us pray:

“Holy father, Abba-Daddy to our Lord and Savior, Jesus, holy is your name and the name of your son. May your presence come and dwell within us this Advent season so that we, like Luke, may be brave enough to bear witness to your great work in our life. Not that we will tell of the gift of great wealth or power you have given us. Those who have no faith can boast of those things. Most of us have few material possessions. When you surround us and move within us with your love that is the greatest miracle of life and the jewel we treasure, and the story we have to tell. On this very day, we ask that you forgive us for all we have done that has put a barrier between us. We ask you to move into this life you have given us, make your presence known, and dwell there as our King. In the precious name of Jesus, your very heart and voice, who came to live on earth and who now dwells within us as the Holy Spirit, we pray. Amen”
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2011 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.

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