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Daily devotional: Peace on Earth | The Gospel of Luke. A dark night sky with a shining lantern.
Today's Devotion

Daily Devotional | Peace on Earth

  • December 5, 2022 | Luke 2:14

Traditionally, when a new royal is born in England, the House Secretary and the Archbishop of Canterbury attend the birth. A framed birth announcement is placed on a golden easel outside of Buckingham Palace, and the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery sound a 41-gun salute. Around the globe, noble births have been celebrated with great ceremony. The birth of Jesus in Luke 2 presents a fascinating contradiction between the lowly and the lavish.

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A Conversation with December's Devotional Author

From the Editor

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Hello friends,

What is your favorite Christmas tradition? In the quiet hours before the rest of my house wakes, I bake a traditional Swedish almond cake. I love how the sweet aroma fills the whole house. Over coffee and cake, I read Luke’s wonderful account of the birth of Jesus...

The story has been told and retold for generations: a young couple, a new-born baby, shepherds watching their flocks, and angels filling the night sky. Luke’s gospel captures the drama of each moment, with this exciting proclamation: “Glory to God in the highest heaven and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14

I am so glad you are joining us for this month’s Today in the Word study: Peace on Earth: The Gospel of Luke. We will celebrate not only Jesus’ birth but His entire life. We hope that reading the entire gospel will add focus and peace to your Christmas celebration.

As we begin, I’d encourage you to take a moment to listen in to my YouTube conversation with this month’s devotional author Kelli Worrall. What a joy it was to sit down with Kelli and hear her personal reflections on this study.

As always, thank you for studying with us. From all of us at Today in the Word, may you and your family have a joyful, peaceful, and meaningful Christmas!

Jamie Janosz
Managing Editor

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