Abide With Us: An Advent Devotional
by Regional Ministers of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); edited by Paul Koch
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A daily devotional spanning the four weeks of Advent that helps us remember that our God is always with us every time, even in the most unlikely of places.
The Christmas carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem closes the invitation “O come to us, abide with us, our God, Emmanuel” — the hope, prayer and ultimately the knowledge that God is with us in our quiet moments, whether that’s in the holy manger of Jesus’ birth or the sacred moments amid a frenetic season that calls us to do just about anything other than abide with our God. Abide With Us is a daily devotional walks us through the four weeks that lead to Christmas, reflecting on what we can do to create a welcoming space for God in our hearts and our world. Each devotion contains scripture, a short reflection, and a prayer.
Abide with Us is written by the regional ministers of the The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. The Disciples' 31 regions are intricately involved in congregational vitality, new church starts, key ministry operations, and outreach and mission activities. Regional ministers are the faces of these ministries and represent the diversity of the denomination.