Category: WPCU 2022

Day 8: Tuesday, January 25

Matthew 2:12 “They left for their own country by another road.”  Beyond the familiar routes of separation to God’s new paths Reading: You show me the path of life.  Psalms 16:11 Reflection:  We do not know what the wise men thought – they who were experts in astronomy and navigation – when they were warned […]

Day 7: Monday, January 24

Matthew 2:11 “Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” The gifts of communion Reading:  For I desire steadfast love not sacrifice.  Hosea 6:1-6 Reflection: In our journey to Bethlehem, the city of bread, we contemplate the wise men who came to pay homage to the Christ-child. They opened their […]

Day 6: Sunday, January 23

Matthew 2:11 “They saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.” Gathered in worship around the One Lord Reading:  When they saw him, they wor­shipped him. Matthew 28:16-20  Reflection: When the Magi from their far-away countries arrived at Bethlehem and saw the child with his mother, they worshipped him. In […]

Day 5: Saturday, January 22

Matthew 2:9 “The star which they had seen in the East went before them.”  Guided by the one Lord Reading:  The Lord went in front of them in a pillar of Cloud. Exodus 13:17-14:4 Reflection: Again and again the scriptures tell us how the Lord God walks with his people, protects them, and watches over them […]

Day 4: Friday, January 21

Matthew 2:6 “And you, Bethlehem… are by no means least.”  Though small and suffering, we lack nothing. Reading:  From you shall come forth…one who is to rule in Israel.  Micah 5:2-5a, 7-8 Reflection:  From the small and lowly city of Bethlehem, the Lord, the Son of God, made his entrance into the world. From the womb […]

Day 3: Thursday, January 20

Matthew 2:3 “When king Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.” The presence of Christ turns the world upside down. Reading:  So we labored … from break of dawn until the stars came out.  Nehemiah 4:18-21 Reflection:  The Lord has come amongst us. Christ’s coming dis­turbs the ways of the world. In […]

Day 2: Wednesday, January 19

Matthew 2:2 “Where is He who has been born king of the Jews?”  Humble leadership breaks down walls and builds up with love. Reading:  The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve.  Matthew 20:20-28 Reflection:  Jeremiah denounces the bad leadership of the kings of Israel who divided and scattered the people (Jeremiah […]

Day 1: Tuesday, January 18

Matthew 2:2 “We saw His star in the East.” Raise us up and draw us to your perfect light. Reading:  This grace… has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 1:7-10 Reflection:  In this fragile and uncertain world, we look for a light, a ray of hope from afar. In […]