Treasure and Ponder – Friday 25th December (Christmas Day)

Mary treasured all these words,and pondered them in her heart Luke 2.1-20(New Revised Standard Version) In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also … More Treasure and Ponder – Friday 25th December (Christmas Day)

Treasure and Ponder – Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

The light of love, shining in the darkness John 1.1-14(New Revised Standard Version) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into … More Treasure and Ponder – Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Treasure and Ponder – Tuesday 22nd December

Joseph’s choice of love Matthew 1.18-25(Christian Standard Bible) The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After His mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.  So, her husband Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her … More Treasure and Ponder – Tuesday 22nd December

Treasure and Ponder – Sunday 20th December (4th Sunday in Advent)

Mary, bearer of Love Luke 1.26-38(New Revised Standard Version) In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, ‘Greetings, favoured … More Treasure and Ponder – Sunday 20th December (4th Sunday in Advent)

Treasure and Ponder – Saturday 19th December

Rejoice in the Lord always Philippians 4.4-7(New Revised Standard Version) Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which … More Treasure and Ponder – Saturday 19th December

Treasure and Ponder – Friday 18th December

Restore to me the joy of your salvation Psalm 51(New Revised Standard Version) To the leader. A Psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God,   according to your steadfast love;according to your abundant mercy   blot out my transgressions.Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,   and … More Treasure and Ponder – Friday 18th December

Treasure and Ponder – Thursday 17th December

Joy! Mark 1.1-8(New Revised Standard Version) The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,   who will prepare your way;the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:   “Prepare the way of the Lord,   make his paths straight” ’,John the … More Treasure and Ponder – Thursday 17th December

Treasure and Ponder – Wednesday 16th December

The desert shall rejoice and blossom Isaiah 35.1-10(New Revised Standard Version) The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad,   the desert shall rejoice and blossom;like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly,   and rejoice with joy and singing.The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,   the majesty of Carmel and Sharon.They shall see the glory of the Lord,   the majesty … More Treasure and Ponder – Wednesday 16th December