Call Us : +1 800 876-9880 (M-F 8am-5pm CST)

Bible header

Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries

"In My Hometown"

December 23, 2003

Email to a FriendPrint

Everyone went to his own town to register. Luke 2:3

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION

The birth of Jesus was not set for some extravagant location. It would happen in the simple town of Bethlehem, the place of Joseph’s lineage, as prophesied (reference Micah 5:2).

THE JOURNEY—DAY 24
Bill called Chuck Tuesday afternoon, hoping to invite him to Christmas Eve services. But Chuck was extremely busy and invited Bill to stop by his home after work.

Chuck invited Bill into the house. Chuck apologized, “Sorry the place is a bit messy. Since my wife left, it’s just us guys and house cleaning is not our thing.”

Bill didn’t mind. In fact, he thought it looked quite comfortable and was glad Chuck felt at ease to invite him over.

Chuck continued, “So, Bill, what’s on your mind?”

Bill summoned the courage to ask, “I don’t want you to feel uncomfortable or pressured, but, would you like to come with me and my family to the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service tomorrow evening?”

Chuck thought about it and responded, “I don’t know. I’m not sure I’m ready for that. Can I think about it? Can you call me in the morning?”

Bill said, “Sure.” He left without any doubt knowing that God had sent him into a new mission field. Amazingly, he thought, “It was Chuck’s living room.”

REALITY JOURNEY
The work of God’s mission happens in your hometown, and sometimes, in the living room of a friend’s house. Be prepared to give a witness of the hope within you wherever the Lord may lead.

PRAYER FOCUS
Pray that God will provide you with opportunities to witness of Him in “simple,” unexpected places.

Today's Bible Readings: Esther 9-10    Revelation 14

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

Your browser is out-of-date!

You may need to update your browser to view LHM.org correctly.
Your current browser is no longer considered secure, and it is recommended that you upgrade. If you are running Windows XP or Vista, you may consider downloading Firefox or Opera for continued support. For questions, email us at lh_min@lhm.orgUpdate my browser now

×