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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for November 29, 2015

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SUNDAY, November 29   1 Advent

1 Thessalonians 5:4-5 But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness.

End-times speculation heats up the headlines every few years. The Zombie Apocalypse has been a cult-favorite scenario in recent years.

But where do Christians actually fit into all these interpretations, guesses, and outright speculation?

Paul reminds the Christians in Thessalonica, and all of us, that so long as we are living as “children of light” we won’t be surprised by the end times. To me, that means that as long as we are living in faith, hope, and love, we have nothing to fear.

Fear is a powerful thing, but so is love.

What does it mean to you to live as a child of light? What are your greatest fears today, and how do they keep you from loving your neighbor?

PRAY for the Diocese of West Malaysia (South East Asia)

Ps 25:1-9; Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

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