During Advent, we all excitedly look towards celebrating Jesus’s birth. However, suddenly it is December 26 and the world resets to its ordinary preoccupations. That’s what is wonderful about observing the Twelve Days of Christmas: it helps us keep reflecting on God’s grace and the miracle of Christmas after the busyness of Christmas Day is past.
As we give gifts small or large, simple or snazzy, this Christmas, this year’s devotional booklet invites us to reflect on the profound ways in which God gifts us to give the best sort of gifts to others. We will go on a twelve day journey through Galatians 5:22-26, exploring how the Holy Spirit transforms us to embody the essence of Christmas hope in the year ahead.
While the four Gospel writers tell us much about what happens at Christmas and we’ve explored that this Advent in our series Four Told, the rest of Scripture speaks either to the coming of Christmas or reflects back on its significance. The Twelve Days of Christmas give us an opportunity to reflect on the multifaceted meaning of Jesus’s birth.
Over the Twelve Days of Christmas, Because Of Christmas will help us to see what happens for each of us because Jesus was born that first Christmas morn.
Over the coming days we will embark on a journey through Scripture and the pictures it gives us of our God lighting our way through the darkness we face throughout life.
Please join us in devotional journey as we look at some gifts far more incredible than a partridge in a pear tree. These are the gifts from our God as Paul describes them in the Letter to the Romans. This devotional has twelve readings exploring the ways Jesus coming into the world is for us.