First Friday of Advent
“God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them...God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good. Evening came, and morning followed—the sixth day.” Gen. 1:27,31
Reflection: And here is our beginning. God raises us up from the dust of creation and breathes into each of us an immortal soul. We were made to be stewards of His entire creation. This was Eden — this was His original design. Prayer: God our Father, our story begins and ends with you, for we are dust and to dust we shall return. Help us in this season of Advent to remember where we began and to thank you for Your gift of life. Amen.