A Global Advent: 25 Stories of God With Us Around the World, now on the Bible App

  • By: Compassion Canada
Three girls in dresses stand between two trees holding open books.

Advent is an invitation. Every year, we are invited to remember the marvellous truth of Christmas: God is with us. How do you remind yourself of this wonderful and anchoring truth?

This Advent, join us in remembering, reflecting and celebrating that God is present in our lives and the lives of others all around the world. Through a powerful collection of stories, you will see that God is at work bringing hope, peace, joy and love into the lives of children and families living in poverty. These stories are an encouraging and uplifting way to witness the truth of Christmas as it is still unfolding around the world. Our new Advent devotional, A Global Advent: 25 Stories of God With Us Around the World, is available on the YouVersion Bible App.

Written by Compassion Canada writers Rebekah Malbrecht, Lindy Brown, Rayo Adegoke, Andrew Kooman and Alyssa Esparaz, this devotional invites you to see God at work in the world. Spend the season of Advent meditating on Scripture, stories and meaningful prompts, which all warmly remind us that Jesus provides hope, peace, joy and love to those who need it most.


How do you find it?

  • You can access the devotional on desktop or mobile by going to this link.
  • Or, you can find it directly in the App by searching for “A Global Advent: 25 Stories of God With Us Around the World”. Just look for this image in the Bible App:
Three girls stand outside with books. Text on the image says: A Global Advent: 25 stories of God with us around the world

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Plan description: Many of us will not travel to every corner of the world, except through stories. Stories transport us into countries, communities, churches and homes that we may never visit in our lifetime. Stories are essential to us. This Christmas season, we want to invite you to a global Advent. Advent, an anchor to our Christian life and faith, draws our attention to a child—a baby in a manger. This child is Emmanuel, God with us. And from that very first Advent of His coming, He has been with us ever since. In this global Advent, you are invited into the stories of children around the world who have experienced God with them. In their stories, we hope that you will see that the hope, peace, joy and love of Christ are still vibrantly expressed in our world today.

A Global Advent: 25 Stories of God With Us Around the World is also available to download in pdf.


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