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Coming Home: JOY IS OUR TRUE HOME

Let it be in a spirit of grace that we acknowledge that for many of us, welcoming guests or going home will never resemble in any way the pictures of perfect familial bliss that we see in the constant holiday barrage of Photoshopped advertisements, holiday television specials, and Christmas movies. Nevertheless, let us enter into this time with rejoicing, prayer, and giving thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for us. For no matter how hard the journey may be some days, we know that joy is our true home.

    References:

  • Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
  • Psalm 126 (UMH 847)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
  • John 1:6-8, 19-28
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