Your Plus 1 Assignment: Start inviting friends to join you for one of our Christmas Eve Weekend Services.
FAITH5: Tonight and every night before you head to bed spend some time with those you love and do this faith-building experience together (or, do it alone as a time of before bed devotions, keeping a journal and recording the following as an act of prayer):
|Share… One high and one low from your day.|
In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” (Luke 2:8-14)
|Talk… What makes you afraid or anxious? What do you hear when the angels say: Don’t Be Afraid? While coming as a command, how might you hear it as a gift? Whom do you think God favors? Tonight, make sure you look each other in the eyes and say, “You are the one the Lord favors. Peace be with you!”|
|Pray… for each other.|
|Bless… each other by affirming one thing you like about the other person. Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each person, saying: The LORD bless you and keep you.|