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December 23, 2013

Advent Devotion - Monday, December 23

Reflection and Prayer by Siani Beck (12th grade)

Luke 1:67-79

1. Why do we need light to "guide our feet into the way of peace?"

2. How can we bring this light to others?

Reflection: Without the Lord, we would not know peace. It is because of God that we can find a serene peace, or “Shalom.” We need to be shown this in order to live in “holiness and righteousness,” and serve God in the absence of fear. I can be the light by following the path and following Christ; by creating peace and reserving judgment.

Prayer: Lord, help me to see the light you set before me. Help me to understand how I can live out peace in my life and be the light for others. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

The 2013 Advent Devotions were written by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) youth and their leaders at the 2013 Youth Triennium. Each day provides a lectionary-based Scripture passage, questions for reflection, and the students' responses.