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“Ring in the Christ That Is to Be” | From the Editors

  • December 2012 Issue
From the Editors

As we come to the end of 2012, we’d like to thank our readers for another great year in the life of Today in the Word. All of us at Today in the Word count it a great privilege to be part of sharing the truth of Scripture and to bring in-depth Bible study to our readers in the United States and around the world. Your prayers, financial support, and your feedback make this ministry possible.

What a year it’s been! We published two new accompanying devotions for Christmas and Easter, He Is Born and He Is Risen. These booklets, featuring original watercolor illustrations and seasonal devotional readings, help readers grow closer to Christ and focus on Him in the midst of a busy holiday season. We revamped our Web site, www.todayintheword.com, adding new features and improving search capabilities. To commemorate our 25th anniversary coming up in 2013, we started work on the new volume of Best of Today in the Word. This edition, a follow-up to the first volume published for the 20th anniversary of Today in the Word, will include devotions most liked by our readers. To let us know of your favorite issues of Today in the Word, we hope you already filled in the survey in the November issue and sent it back to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

And finally, this year in our monthly devotions we’ve covered a wide range of Bible study topics. It’s been a joy for the Today in the Word team to offer our readers the study of Colossians, the Gospel of John, Leviticus, Jeremiah, and Ephesians. We’ve also learned more about Theology of Language, the Fear of the Lord, Bread from Heaven, What the Bible Says about Our Bodies, and Conversations with God in the Bible.

We hope you’ll like the topics we’ve planned for the next year of Today in the Word. We’ll delve into the Book of Proverbs, Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes. We’ll study the New Testament books of 1 and 2 Timothy and 2 Corinthians. We’ll look at what the Bible says about temptation and desire, the fruit of the Spirit, and the Incarnation.

And in all the themes, whether Old or New Testament books, Bible characters, or topical studies, we want to see Christ. We want the Word of God to shed new light on His Son and we want our lives to reflect that light. Repeating the words of Lord Alfred Tennyson in the title of this article, all of us at Today in the Word want to “ring in the Christ” with our devotional in the New Year.

Thank you, dear readers, for standing with the ministry of Moody Bible Institute and Today in the Word. Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

BY Elena Mafter

Elena Mafter has been working at Moody Bible Institute's Strategic Marketing and Communications department since 1999 and has been part of the Today in the Word team in a variety of roles: editor, proofreader, project coordinator, and contributing columnist. A transplant to the United States, she loves traveling, getting to know other cultures, and learning foreign languages (she's fluent in several!)

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