Advent Devotional Dec. 6

Welcome to Lord Of Life’s Advent Devotions for 2015.  Our theme centers around Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, which will also the be theme of our Wednesday evening services.  This devotional is in the form of a homily – a line-by-line discussion of A Christmas Carol – not the whole story, but the Spark Notes summary.  When you see the words What Think Ye: please interpret as “discussion starter for our family or group” or “meditation focus” if by yourself.

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Opening Prayer:  Lord, guide us as we ponder the ways in which this story and your story may influence our story – as our lives unfold today.  Amen.

December 6th

Marley, looking haggard and pallid, relates his unfortunate story. As punishment for his greedy and self-serving life his spirit has been condemned to wander the Earth weighted down with heavy chains.

Marley is burdened by his “greedy and self-serving” life – the consequences of which he has not escaped even by death.  How he lived has created burdens he still carries – burdens which affect what he is doing now.

What Think Ye:  Do you carry around any “heavy chains”, burdens that affect what you are doing today?

Closing Prayer: May we live this day more deeply aware of your presence – in our past, in our present, and in our future. Amen.

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