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December 6th Advent Devotional

December 6th by The Rev. Linda Maconochie

“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.”

Luke 11:9

In this season of asking, if you have children in your life, you know that they are asking. The question is asked of children by the adults in their lives, what would you like for Christmas? I remember looking at the Sears Wishbook and creating a list of things I was asking for. Perhaps you did too. This is a season of asking, but also a season of searching and knocking.

I wonder what we are searching for and looking for this year. I know it is much more than what we find in a wishbook. We are searching for peace this Christmas. We are tired of hearing about violence, and we are searching for answers to bring about peace. Living in this world, we are concerned about the health of our planet, and searching for more ways to make a difference.

We are aware of our siblings who don’t have enough and are searching for a way to fix the system. We are also searching for meaning this Christmas. This past year was a difficult one for me on a personal level, and it may have been for you too. We are asking, searching, and knocking and the good news is that the door will open for all of us. Jesus is born and God’s Kingdom has broken into the world.



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