December 20th Advent Devotional

House of Prayer

Daphne Grant Urban

Isaiah 56:3-8a

The eunuchs and the foreigners were outsiders in the midst of Israel.

Eunuchs were shown that the law against them was given in love. The foreigners were treated according to their attitude, not their birth. Both of these, for the eunuchs and the foreigners, show God’s love. And as long as they observe God’s Sabbath as the foundation of his covenant, they will all be allowed to join Israel and be accepted into God’s kingdom.

Lord, the truth is yours to give and ours to receive. Open our minds and our hearts to find and accept it, especially during this time of advent, as we prepare to celebrate God’s only son’s birth. Amen.


Daphne Urban is a student at Luther Seminary and an ELCA Supply Pastor in Bemidji, Minnesota

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