Day 29

The Last Sunday of the Year

from the Advent 2023 reading plan


Matthew 28:20

BY She Reads Truth

“And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
—Matthew 28:20

For this last day of 2023, use the following pages to reflect on what Advent has meant to you this season and to remember your time in the Word this year. 

Thanks be to God that He is indeed with us always, in our deepest longings for His presence and our hope for Him to come again.

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45 thoughts on "The Last Sunday of the Year"

  1. June Pimpo says:

    What a glorious study!! I loved it – especially that it pointed my heart heavenward ❤️. Come Lord Jesus, come!

  2. Claire says:

    ♥️

  3. Rhonda J. says:

    @Catherine- Prayers, I don’t know that I had you in my requests, but you are for sure there now! Love “Believe!”

    Donna–Wow, that is so very cool! I love that and bringing prayers to ALL those around the world in such a unique way. Where is your church, that is quite a mix of people.

    @Shamra- reading your post made me pray for you instantly. I love that we can pray for the small and big things…because they all matter to our Father God! (although that doesn’t sound small! Anything that weighs on us like that slowly becomes big!

    @Mercy- heart

  4. Mercy says:

    SHAMRA, GAYLE, CATHERINE: prayers for your requests.
    Happy New Year’s Eve dear sisters. SRT and each of you is a gift. May 2024 be more glorious for God’s Name.

    “For the Lord giveth wisdom, out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
    He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous, He is a buckler to them that walk up rightly.
    He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of His saints”.
    Proverbs 2: 6-8 KJV

    Wishing you and your families good health, joy and prosperity, abundant sound wisdom and understanding from God.
    Be blessed dear sisters❤️✨✨✨

  5. Shamra Hicks says:

    I am so glad He is with us always! I feel at the end of my rope emotionally right now. I haven’t been this close to a breakdown in years and I can’t even pinpoint the reason why. My emotions are on overload and I can’t get any alone time to process them. Thankfully I have a wonderful counselor who is agreeing to see me tomorrow. I have been short with my grandchildren, easily angered/frustrated with my family, etc. I don’t like being this way. This is the old me, not the healed me.

  6. Donna Wolcott says:

    Today, my husband led the worship service. He wanted to do something different and to share the different backgrounds of our members. It was a service of carols from around the world. Some sung by our own members. YouTube helped with graphics of churches and countries. We sang in Latin, French and some members led us in Chinese, Tagalong, Russian/Ukrainian, we heard a native American carol, early chants from the 5th century all with visuals. We saw the little church in Austria where Silent Night was first sung to a guitar not organ. It was a beautiful service as we prayed to bring hope, peace, joy and love to those around us and to the world at large. He has come and will come again and has given us the task of sharing this Good News! Peace sisters ️ Gayle I hope your little grandson makes his appearance this weekend.❤️

  7. Catherine McVey says:

    Good morning She’s! Happy New Year’s Eve. This has been my 8th advent study with She Reads Truth and I think it was the best one. Love all of you and appreciate your comments and prayers. This year has been a challenging one for me with the cancer diagnosis but I am grateful for each of your prayers. I have my first appointment scheduled to begin my stem cell transplant in early February. My word for 2024 is “Believe”. Thank you for all your prayers and I’m praying for all of you. May you have a wonderful blessed year in Him. Come Lord Jesus ❤️❤️

  8. Rhonda Johnson says:

    Hello lovely She’s!
    It feels my soul with joy and a smile to always read through the comments and hear what each of you have to say! Something special about being “shielded” by the screen to let your true emotions release from your heart to be seen and heard by others. It lightens our load, that honesty to yourself, others, and mainly our Father God. He wants to hear your authentic self, and I think sometime “in person: with others we can tend to shy up or put on a facade and only give the “curt” answers that we think we should. But we are all human and will go through all different seasons as we are on our individual path, and that is what makes it so intriguing and fun to do it all together! Like Tina said, when others can’t lift their arms, we are to hold each other up. And rejoice when others rejoice! Sharing in God’s great big tapestry! It sure looks zig zaggy and crazy, but turn it over and it’s a beautiful picture!

    I concur with all you all have said with a thankful heart to SRT, it sure has grown me in countless ways! I too love that we study even the hard books of the old testament, and that SRT does such a wonderful job of making it all relevant!!

    My word for the new year is “presence!” I want to know that He is present even though I may not always feel it in emotion. Like Mari V said, He says it and I believe it. God is the same God of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. I will start an additional study tomorrow in my other “in-person: group and on my FB page called “Unstuck-Stepping into the New!” It is written by one of my friends and I am looking forward to that as well if anyone wants to participate! You can find me on FB as Rhonda Johnson in Fort Myers Florida and you can find the book on Amazon.

    @Indiana- Thank you for sharing that wonderful testimony! Beautiful, and congratulations on your baby boy!!
    @Gayle- Prayers for a safe and healthy delivery for your daughter.

    See you next year!

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