READ/THINK/PRAY: Read Luke 2 today. Don’t just read it quickly. Don’t just read it as a simple, familiar story. Allow yourself to digest the words and envision the story as it is unfolding. Experience the richness and the joy of the Christmas story anew today. And then spend some time – amidst all of the busyness of Christmas day – worshipping God for the incredible gift he gave us by becoming Immanuel, or God-with-us, and thinking about how you will respond to that gift this Christmas.