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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Tuesday, October 01 2019

What kinds of meaning or stories come to mind when you hear these words?

Journey... Watch... Focus... Night... Peace... Light... Prepare... Rejoice... Expect... Celebrate

 

On Sunday, I shared at our Pancake Breakfast about an opportunity for you to share with us during the Advent season. We are assembling a Johns Creek Presbyterian Advent devotional. This booklet will contain brief submissions that can be used to help us all keep our focus on Jesus Christ in the midst of what is always a busy time of year.

 

I shared this video as a part of our conversation on Sunday as an invitation for how you might share with those in our church and others in our community about the impact that the "Best Night Ever" has had on you over the years.

 

Here is the video: https://vimeo.com/111114609

 

The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: 


"I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way" - 
"a voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' " Mark 1:1-3

At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
Luke 1:39-41

 

You are invited to create a written reflection with scripture, original art, share recipes from family rituals or traditions, poetry or song lyrics, or family activities to do together during the Advent season. We are asking for all submissions to be turned in by November 1. We will print these booklets and have them available during the Advent season.

 

You can drop them off at the church, email them to advent@jcpcusa.org or contact myself (allisons@jcpcusa.org or 770-813-9009, ext. 237) or Susan McLeish if you have questions.

 

Prayer for Today

Gracious God, 

Open our hearts to how we can share the message of Jesus coming into the world as a baby and the impact that his life has had on ours. Guide us to how we can tell this story to those around us. In Christ's Name, Amen.

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