By Jeff Lennard
Every part of the Christmas story is miraculous. God’s love was made manifest in a lowly barn, in the dark of night, for ordinary people. We need not believe that we must do anything extraordinary to make this season magical. There’s no need to worry about shopping for it or allowing the stresses of life to weigh us down. Perhaps if we practice leaning into the simplicity of the holy story and the sacredness of our ordinary lives, we will find joy and peace.
The Brethren Press devotional series is published twice a year in anticipation of the Advent and Lenten seasons. This year’s Advent devotional is written by Kathy Guisewite, titled Simple Gifts: Devotionals for Advent 2022.
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