Rev. Melissa Fain
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
John 1:1 CEB
Everything on Earth has a beginning, and the beginning never looks like the journey. Beginnings are new and innocent. Beginnings are fragile. While something established might be difficult to break, something new needs to be loved and cared for. It cannot exist on its own. It needs more attention than that which is already established. If the new idea person or group gets the tender loving care it needs, it could deeply impact us in the future. Nothing is possible without a solid start with help from others.
Today appreciate the fragility of the Christmas moment. This was the beginning of the greatest story ever. Jesus came as a displaced baby, born in a stable. Looking at the moment, I’m sure no one would predict the impact this beginning would have on the future.
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God of new beginnings,
In this moment of newness, help me find the care that new life needs to grow up strong.
Melissa is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciple of Christ). She has worked in churches for over a decade, and is currently the senior minister of Fig Tree Christian, and online ministry. Melissa also designed the art for this devotion. It is a paper medium, finished in Photoshop. Melissa is a wife to a wonderful husband, and mother to two wonderful children.