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Luke 1:68-79, Praise be to the Lord

Key Verse

By the tender mercy of our God,
the dawn from on high will break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
— Luke 1:78

RCL Daily Devotion Saturday, December 8th 2018

RCL Daily Devotions written by Rev. Stefanie Fauth from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

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The people of Israel never forgot that God had promised them salvation - and when it came in the form of Jesus, that little baby in the manger, there was much celebration!

The image of light is especially helpful in this time of year. In the Northern Hemisphere the days grow shorter and shorter, and we spend a majority of our time in literal darkness - Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects millions of people every year.

That need for light - physically and spiritually - drives our human bodies. Thanks be to God for the spiritual lights - and thanks to the companies that make those sun lamps for winter!

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