Advent is full. Before I even talk to you and know what you have planned, I know that beginning Thanksgiving weekend and going through New Years you will be caught in the tug between seasonal depression and holiday spirit. You'll be pulled between not enough time with the ones you love and too many things to attend. Without intentionally pointing ourselves to the one who is the reason for the season, we could mistake a full month for a fulfilling month. To receive a daily email devotion from Pastor Manda (Monday through Saturday) during the season of Advent, please sign up here.
I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the gospel, enlightened me with their gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith; even as it calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith; in which Christian Church Christ forgives daily and richly all sins to me and all believers, and at the last day will raise up me and all the dead, and will give to me and to all believers in Christ everlasting life. This is most certainly true.
-Martin Luther's explanation of the third article of the Apostle's Creed
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