The Best Gift Ever
(Alexa Donaphin)

“I can’t help but wonder what God thinks of all the artificial trappings that have attached themselves to Christmas since the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”

What “artificial trappings” have attached themselves to your experience of Christmas?

Isaiah 61:1-2
The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me;
he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,
to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and release to the prisoners;
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn.

This episode was written and recorded by Alexa Donaphin. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear, The Family Feud theme, Christmas Time is Here by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, and In the Dark You’re More Colorful by Corrina Repp.

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