St. Tim's Devotion Blog

S is for Sacrifice

S is for Sacrifice

“This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:12) My creche at home has a historical inaccuracy, and it sits right in the middle. The manger, the very thing that contained God incarnate is not what it...

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R is for Ready

R is for Ready

“[Joseph] went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child.” (Luke 2:1-14) Today I went shopping for the last gift on my list for this year. As I checked out with...

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Q is for Quake

Q is for Quake

Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split. (Matthew 27:50-51) If we are to believe the song Silent Night, then Jesus’ life was...

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S is for Sacrifice

P is for Peace

"Peace I leave you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives." (John 14:27) This year I discovered what the funniest line in a Christmas carol is. It isn’t meant to invoke laughter, but it does for me. “The cattle are lowing, the poor baby...

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O is for oh

O is for oh

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down. (Isaiah 64:1) At the back of most Christian hymnals, you can find an index that alphabetically lists the first lines of every song in the book. Find the letter “O,” and you will discover a long list of hymns for...

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