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Advent – December 21

Gold is presented as tribute to kings by their vassals. Frankincense is burned in temples before gods. Myrrh is used as a healing balm, and also for preparing the dead…

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Advent – December 20

Now we see that the magi were truly wise men, for they could discern this child was more than an earthly king: he was God’s Son, fit to be worshipped.

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Advent – December 19

Something miraculous is going on when the stars fixed in heaven become anxious to follow the Son of Heaven down to earth!

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Advent – December 18

Who is the true King? Herod? Or the one whose very birth was announced by the stars and the planets? No wonder Herod trembled!

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Advent – December 17

The magi followed the star to Israel — to the people of God, but to find the King Jesus they consulted prophets — the Word of God.

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Advent – December 16

The magi searched the heavens for signs of things to come, yet God pointed them to a place on earth — to the one who had come: Jesus, the King!

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Advent – December 15

Probably not a very sleepy crowd that night. Not after an angel chorus in the fields and the Son of God in a manger!

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Advent – December 14

If angels tell you to go look for something, probably you’re going to do it. The sign to look for would be pretty clear: a baby in a manger —…

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Advent – December 13

Lots of angels in today’s reading! With the best news comes the biggest rejoicing! Glory to God and peace on earth!

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Advent – December 12

The shepherds around Bethlehem were keeping flocks, but what were the flocks for? Most likely these sheep were raised to become sacrifices at the temple in Jerusalem, just a few…