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Short Devotional for Women:

Day Fourteen

December 16

Among the many beautiful components of Gabriel’s prophesy concerning the ministry of John the Baptist is this: God’s messenger said he would turn the hearts of the Fathers back to the children.

“And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God. It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”


The disconnection between fathers and their 

children is devastating our homes today. The 

reasons are varied, and there is no single place 

to assign the blame, so this isn’t a discussion of 

why.  Instead, it’s a call to recognize that 

Christmas can be exceptionally hard on broken 

families and the children who come from them. 

Let’s cry out to God and ask Him to draw the 

hearts of fathers to Jesus, that He might turn 

them back to their children.

14) Let’s use this time to pen the names of broken families in our own circle of family and friends. Let’s pray for these families and ask the Lord to give us ways to share the love of Jesus in their lives this Advent. Journal any ideas that come to mind.  

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things

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