(5 / 5) – It Completes Me!
More often than not, I open a devotional, start it and never finish. This has become a pattern for me because I am a firm believer in setting a devotional down if it isn’t connecting and spiritual and emotional connection is hard.
So I was pleasantly surprised by how much I connected with the devotional complication, “Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas.” As a preacher they offered insight and various perspectives to the traditional scriptures for the church calendar. Many of my sermons were enriched through these readings and I was able to offer weekly blessings inspired by the writings themselves.
From the perspective of the individual working through the annual consumer chaos of the “Christmas season,” this book offered a daily touchpoint to Christ and the deeper calling and message of Christmas that is missed in the “trying to get Christmas right” each year. The voices from around the world and throughout time offered wisdom and insight I was able to incorporate directly into my daily life. I found this compilation a gift from God’s spirit from November 24th through January 7th.
I highly recommend this as an Advent/Christmas devotional for those who engage in daily devotions. The authors and genres of writing are wide and diverse and there is something for everyone in this packaged devotional.