I am so glad to be able to offer this 30 day Advent reader in large print for 2018. With my own eyesight a bit sketchy over the last few years I jumped at the chance to be able to render this devotional book book in an easy to read format.
“O tidings of comfort and joy” goes the end of the chorus of the 18th century English carol. Hearing the strains of that melody stirs in many of us the picture of shepherds surrounding Bethlehem’s manger with wise men just over the horizon bearing gold, frankincense and myrrh. While all of these images are true to the lyrics and the season, our own journey on this telling will begin in Nazareth. These glad tidings given came to Mary, then Joseph, the shepherds, wise men and now for anyone who will be willing to listen. But hearing is only the first wonderful step that allows the comfort and joy from Our Father’s heart to become our own through Christmas and forever!