Consider this quote by Rev Jeannie Kendall from “Lean Towards the Light This Advent and Christmas Season” compiled by Christine Aroney-Sine & Lisa DeRosa.

“… as Christmas Eve melts into Christmas Day, whatever the day itself holds, know that, to quote the next half of the verse from Proverbs, ‘a desire fulfilled, it is a tree of life’ (Proverbs 13:12). An apt phrase, as, decades later, that tree of death would give us access to full, free, technicolour life.

For once, as we remember again the Word becoming flesh, the reality far exceeds every expectation.”

Thank you God for “love personified, humanity dignified and restored.”

Read pages 142-143 for today’s full devotional “Anticipation and Reality: A Christmas Reversal.”