I have an exciting announcement! And you already know what it is by the title of this post! Ha! Yes during the month of December I will host a Bible study going through the book of Luke. There are 24 chapters in this book of the Bible. So starting on December 1 and reading one chapter a day means we will complete the book on Christmas Eve.
A couple of years ago, my friend Renee did something similar on social media. Each day she tagged all of her friends to get them in on the action. She asked each of us to comment on a verse that spoke to us. I loved this idea, and since then I have heard of others doing something similar.
Last year I had thought about hosting something here on my blog. However, since we all went through a Gratitude Challenge for 30 days in November, I wasn’t sure if everyone would have the energy to participate. So that is why I am doing it this year instead.
Therefore, December 1-24 we will read through the book of Luke. We will read one chapter a day. And then each day I will have a blog post here with a takeaway from that chapter. I hope you will join in on the fun. You are welcome to comment on the posts with your takeaway from the chapter we read that day. Some of the posts will be longer, some shorter. Most posts will contain new content. However, in some cases I might pull something from the archives, if I have an old post that fits.
Why am I doing this? It is no secret that the past two years have been a challenge for all of us. With the pandemic, all the terrible things we hear about in the news, and challenges in our personal lives, things have been tough. I think taking some time to sit with our Savior every day will do all of our hearts some good. No matter what we are facing in life, Jesus is there for us. He can help us with the challenges we face and He can help us to regain some perspective.
Also, during the Christmas season, with the hustle and bustle, we tend to lose sight of the reason for the season. We stay busy shopping for the perfect Christmas gifts, planning the perfect menus, and focusing on all the festivities. December seems to come and go so fast. And then when it is over we realize we didn’t take time to focus on the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus.
So I hope you will join me for this Bible study. I am looking forward to spending time with Jesus and with each of you next month.
If you are also participating in the Gratitude Challenge, I hope you will continue that as well. It only takes a couple of minutes to jot down ten things you are thankful for. And I hope that you have already been seeing how this one habit can help transform your life.