Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Morning 2014

"No one has ever seen God.
The Only Son, God, who is at the Father's side
has revealed Him"  John 1:18.

In morning prayer today, and all this week, we will say the canticle of Daniel 3;57-88, the magnificent song of praise to God for all He has done for us.  Even after reciting this prayer time after time in morning prayer throughout the year, the words burst with joy on this morning, as if they are screaming the words "thank you!" with great joy and excitement because the Son has revealed the Father to us.   He has been revealed to us and we dance with thankful joy as we welcome into our hearts and work to stay with him each and every day.   This is life.  This is "grace upon grace," this is what we celebrate today.  We need not moan and wander, lost in the darkness of an empty existence.  Life is ours, the gift has been given.   Jesus Christ, the Word, came to us in the human flesh and lived among us, and he will come again when all this ends.  In between, he comes to us frequently, always looking to be invited into our hearts, the "dawn from on shine on those who dwell in dakness and the shadow of deah and to guide our feet into the way of peace."  

Have a blessed Christmas.  Welcome him now into your heart.

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