Great Plains Daily Devotional for 12/25/2018

Today please be in prayer for

Topeka: Susanna Wesley UMC
Topeka District
Washburn University Campus Ministry
Topeka District
Troy UMC
Wathena UMC
Topeka District
Corning: Trinity UMC
Goff UMC
Wetmore UMC
Topeka District

Today's Lectionary Text

John 1:1-14 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.

Today's Devotional

A message from Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. on this Christmas Day:

https://www.greatplainsumc.org/videodetail/bishop-saenz-provides-a-christmas-greeting-12529889

Prayer for Reflection

Gracious God, Creator of all things: We give thanks this day for Jesus Christ, the Savior for all humankind whom you sent to live among us, to teach us and to die for us. We celebrate the arrival of the Christ child this day and give thanks for your love for us. Amen.
 

 

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