12/18 Liberating Love Devotion

Here’s your weekly love note from God! And here’s hoping that during this frenetic season you are finding time to breathe and know that you are loved.

Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 


My beloved child who wrote this letter wanted his church to be a beacon of hope and inspiration to those in need of hope. Today I invite you to read this letter as it was written: to a group. Imagine it has been written to your faith community. If it helps, add the phrase “you all,” to remember the writer was inviting a whole community to rejoice together, not placing that burden on one person who might not be able to do so, and inviting a whole community to be known for its gentleness, so that on a day that one person could not be the embodiment of gentleness, the rest of the community could step up. I made you for community so you do not have to be Christ to the world all by yourself, but that your community could support each other in being Christ to the world.

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