The Christmas story is good news. It is also bad news. As a dark consequence of the birth of Christ, Herod sends soldiers to kill every baby boy less than 2 years old in the Bethlehem vicinity. Hundreds? “A voice is heard in Ramah, Rachael weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” (Matthew2:19)
Day 24 – Will you pray for children and youth in our city who are at risk? In danger, in need, vulnerable, exposed to drug addictions and violence?
One of the purposes of the FBC Yes Lord Community Ministry is to enlist members of our congregation for effective ministry to these children and teenagers. Mentor at Lamar elementary! Teach Bible studies at the juvenile detention center! Give a backpack or volunteer for career days! Teach preschool or children or youth in FBC Sunday School! The Barnabus Initiative (funded by a grant from the Baptist Health Foundation) also helps us give support. Will you pray for these volunteers? Will you pray for the young people we meet and touch for God? The world is very dark. Always has been. But the light of the world is Jesus!
Re: Verse reading – Luke 12:13-34 (day one)
Merry Christmas, everyone!