I loved the Collect from our Service today and so I thought I would share it with all.
O Christ, light of the world,
born into human pain and joy;
let our celebration of your birth
make us bold witnesses of your love;
to the glory of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a child is govern
This day in Bethlehem is born a Child of the Virgin
My prayer is that Christ may be reborn in your hearts and in your midst this day. God Bless and richly scatter His favour upon you and your family!!
For the past two Sundays I have listened to a sermon preached about Mary’s response to the Angel in Luke 1 when she finds out she will be with child. About her obedience and the fact that she knew the character of God and His promises from everlasting to everlasting. Yesterday we sung the following hymns that also speak to this message.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!
Unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice;
tender to me the promise of his word;
in God my Savior shall my heart rejoice.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his Name!
Make known his might, the deeds his arm has done;
his mercy sure, from age to age to same;
his holy Name–the Lord, the Mighty One.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his might!
Powers and dominions lay their glory by.
Proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight,
the hungry fed, the humble lifted high.
Tell out, my soul, the glories of his word!
Firm is his promise, and his mercy sure.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
to children’s children and for evermore!
Merry Christmas all … xoxo
Because neither of us is big on Christmas decorations. It’s small enough but a lovely reminder of this season.
Merry, Merry Christmas and may God bless you all. May the story of His birth, His death and His resurrection bring you peace, love and joy during this season and always.
Thanks for the support this year and I look forward to a great year to come.
Merry Christmas and a happy, happy new year.
This is a scheduled post that will happily find me at home, surrounded by those I love and find dearest.
Here’s to 4 good years of blogging and many more to come!
If you can’t see too clearly, these books are:
The Tenth Circle – Jodi Picoult
The post-birthday world – Lionel Shriver
Divisadero – Michael Ondaatje
We need to talk about Kevin – Lionel Shriver
Hopefully, a book a week over the next four weeks.