I still don’t know where the month has gone. Today is Dec. 22 and Christmas is upon the doorstep. Thankfully I have my shopping done so all that is left to do is to put the finishing touches on worship and sermons.
Today, also, will more than likely be my last post until after Christmas. Tomorrow (Sunday) Connie and I travel to my parents, returning on Christmas Eve and then Christmas Day we travel to Connie’s family. So as I take my leave of you I would like to leave you with a prayer that I will be using on Christmas Eve. It is one I found on the Internet that really spoke to me, so here it is…let us pray…
Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the magi. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts. May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children, and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake. Amen!
I hope and pray you have a joyous Christmas as we bask in the glow of God’s awesome love. May the peace of the Christ child fill your hearts and the grace of God overwhelm you with joy. May your travels be safe and your homecomings be happy. God bless and take care. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good life.
See you soon.