New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Embodied Light

Advent Reflections on the Incarnation

Melissa Tidwell • September 2013

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Why do we celebrate Christmas? Why was Jesus born? What does Jesus' birth have to do with my life?

Embodied Light invites you to ponder our Creator's daring adventure of becoming human and coming to earth to live among us.

During this 4-week study, you will explore the meaning of incarnation—the miracle of our Creator choosing to become human and live among us. The Incarnation also says something to us about our own lives, about what being human means.

Using scripture, prayer, and daily reflections, Embodied Light leads you to think about how to follow the fully human, fully divine Jesus with your whole self—mind, spirit, and body.

Categories: Advent
Melissa Tidwell has written about metaphor, music, maps, and zombies. She is the former editor of Alive Now magazine and the author of Embodied Light: Advent Reflections on Incarnation. She contributed to the Companions in Christ small-group formation series and to The Upper Room Disciplines. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, Melissa is currently the pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1214-6

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1215-3

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1216-0

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: September 2013

Trim Size: 5 in (w) x 8 in (h) x 0.234 in (d)

Page Count: 112

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Holidays / Christmas & Advent

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