Readings for January 1st

Favorite quote “now then, all of you who believe in God’s Word, let your watchword for entering the new year be this: “I am baptized!”

Psalm 113:9 “He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!” This verse reminds me of the troubles my wife and I had at having our first child. Naming is such a powerful event and the first child was significant for us. Through the suffering of miscarriage and the mystery of God’s timing, God remembered us. We named our firstborn, Zechariah “God remembers.”

My hope is that through our sharing, even of a thought or two that we will strengthen each other’s faith and encourage our daily discipline of reading.

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  1. What a great verse and quote!:)I always love hearing stories on why parent’s pick the names they do for their kids. Zechariah is a living example that God does remember us! Praise God for His many blessings! 🙂

    • What was your favorite part of the readings?

      • My favorite part of the readings would have to be the reading from Isaiah. Isaiah is one of my favorite books of the Bible! There are so many beautiful images from this reading of Isaiah. You can’t read this passage and not be filled with utter joy! The best part about this passage is that it is about Jesus and what He has done for us! He has set us free from the power of sin. He has bound up our broken hearts. We are now called oaks of righteousness and priests of the Lord. Truly awesome! 🙂

  2. Favorite quote “now then, all of you who believe in God’s Word, let your watchword for entering the new year be this: “I am baptized!”

    Psalm 113:9 “He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!” This verse reminds me of the troubles my wife and I had at having our first child. Naming is such a powerful event and the first child was significant for us. Through the suffering of miscarriage and the mystery of God’s timing, God remembered us. We named our firstborn, Zechariah “God remembers.”

    My hope is that through our sharing, even of a thought or two that we will strengthen each other’s faith and encourage our daily discipline of reading.


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