Merry Christmas Eve! When I heard about Mark Koopman's "50 States of Pray," I thought it was a great way to ring in the holidays. Here's my reflection, wish and prayer all rolled into one:
2000 years ago, you used an ordinary night to give us an extraordinary gift.
You used a young family to show us courage and faith.
You used a baby to show us love.
You used a manger to show us a king.
You used frightened shepherds to show us hope and companies of angels to show us joy.
In the next year, use me.
Move me in ways that make a difference for your kingdom and spread the wonder, joy and love of that first Christmas! And watch over us all.