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Thursday, December 1, 2011


LUKE 1: 11 “Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.” (NIV)

“Do not be afraid,” the angel told Zechariah. Would we fear an emissary from God? Too often, we have told God what to do for us, and we fear nothing, except the dread that he might not “grant our wishes.” Who is the servant in your life today . . . you or God? Let us pray:

“Holy Father, God, you only are worthy of awe. May your presence be felt this day, so clearly that we fear the intensity of your loving presence. Refine us and define us as your people, Dear Lord. Forgive us when we arrogantly give you orders, telling you how you should shape your plan, rather than waiting for you to use us as you would desire. May we walk in your presence this day and bring your peace and love to all those we encounter. In the name Jesus, who came to earth in the form of the infant Christmas child, 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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