Christmas Scripture Reading – Day 5

5 Dec

I was scheduled to receive a maintenance chemotherapy treatment today, but thanks to a sinus infection it has been postponed. (This would explain my many headaches of late!) Dr. Daniel wants me to take a week of antibiotics and get over this before administering the chemo so that my immune system will be stronger.

I’m disappointed to have it postponed because I was ready to check another treatment off my list, but I’m feeling pretty puny as I write this on Tuesday night so I’m kind of glad to not have chemo piled on top of this yuckiness right now. Hopefully, the antibiotics will kick in soon and we will be able to proceed with treatment next week.


Today’s 25-Day Christmas Scripture Reading looks like a lot at first glance, but it’s not. It’s a total of 11 verses so don’t freak out on me, ok? :) Here’s today’s reading along with Days 1 – 4 if you need to catch up. Just click on the links and you will be taken to where you can read the scripture.

We are reminded with today’s reading that Jesus is indeed the light of the world, and that because of this – we are never without hope.

The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined. – Matthew 4:16

No matter whether the path you are on right now is dark, lonely, painful, heartbreaking, full of fear and worry, or just simply discouraging – know that it will not always be that way. We have hope for a brighter, better future. Christmas reminds us of that because our hope was born that very day.

It can be easy to forget this truth when life seems to hand us difficulty after difficulty. Those Christmas lights you see popping up on homes throughout your towns and neighborhoods? Let them be a reminder of the light of Jesus and the promise of hope that he brings into each of our lives!

Have a very blessed Wednesday!


7 Responses to “Christmas Scripture Reading – Day 5”

  1. The Savvy Sister December 5, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    Sorry about your treatment! Get well soon :)

    • rachturner December 5, 2012 at 8:14 am #

      As my dad would say “it’s a small setback in a big operation.” :) Thanks, Susan!

  2. Chargaile Askew December 5, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    Rachel, I am so sorry about your treatment being postponed. As you said, you are puny and this will give you a chance to get to feeling better. God has reasons for these things, so often we don’t agree with His reasons, but He knows best. Take care of yourself, let your body strengthen.

  3. Chargaile Askew December 5, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    PS. Forgot to mention that I had made a copy of the Preparing our Hearts for Christmas devotion list and gave it to the members of my Sunday School class. We even read the first 2 days of devotion in class last Sunday. Thanks.

  4. Clanmother December 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    You are in my thoughts and prayers…

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