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“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 Today is commonly known as “Boxing Day”. Several theories exist on how Boxing Day got its name. It may come from a tradition in the U.K. in which household employers boxed gifts for their servants. Whatever its origin, today in Canada it is the biggest shopping day of the year. People will be flocking to the stores looking for bargains. It used to be the day when some people returned things that they had received to exchange them for something better or different. No matter how…

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17, NKJV). A very wise woman, my mother, once told me, “If someone wants to give you a gift, let them.” She did not say this from greed, for she was generous by nature and delighted in giving gifts. She understood that giving blessed the giver as much or more than the one receiving the gift. I have remembered her advice and have reluctantly accepted a gift when I knew the…

“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

In a couple of days, this year will come to an end, and we enter a brand new one. As we look back for the past months, we can see where the Lord has been with us, guiding our footsteps, and providing our every need.

We look forward to the New Year with confidence that the Lord is in control. Our world is in turmoil, but peace fills our hearts as we realize this means we are that much closer to the Lord’s return.

We do not know what the future holds, but we know who holds our future, and we have no fear. Trouble and strife may rock our world, but we are safe in those everlasting arms.

Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, for the peace you give us and the hope that one day soon we will see you face to face. Keep us faithful to you in the coming year.

Devotion by Anne Johnston