Heaven and the Manger

Let them praise your great and awesome name.
    Holy is he!

Psalm 99:3

Take a trip way up high to heavenly spaces and get a look at the earth from where God looks at us. Now God is everywhere, but to picture God looking at the whole earth is a way of saying the God alone is king.

So today take a trip to heaven, contrasting it with the little manger. Remember that God is mighty and powerful—at the same time God is gentle, full of justice, mercy and love.

Feel the connection between the greatness of heaven and the smallness of the manger, just as you sense the oneness of the Christmas tree, from the star on the top to its base where perhaps the stable scene rests. Heaven is within you.

Psalm 99

Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Gratefulness pervading me v. 3
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.

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Winter in the north.  Year C
Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms

Seasons of Grace – A Calendar for 2019

Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet.  More information…