Monday, December 21—A 2020 Winter Devotional

“The Lord has looked with favor on the lowliness of the servant of the Lord. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed.” Luke 1:48

“These are dark times. Rumors of war
rise like smoke in the east. Drought
widens its misery. In the west, glittering towers
collapse in a pillar of ash and dust. Peace,
a small white bird, flies off in the clouds.

And this is the shortest day of the year.
Still, in almost every window,
a single candle burns,
there are tiny white lights
on evergreens and pines,
and the darkness is not complete.”
Barbara Crooker

For health and strength and daily bread, we give you thanks, O God. Amen.