God Immanuel. God is with us!
The day has arrived when we celebrate with all humanity and creation the birth of the brightest start in heaven and earth. This is the day we have been waiting for, the day which will bring the Hope, Promise, Joy and Love.
On that unique night, I wonder how many people knew about the birth of Jesus, God Immanuel? Did the word spread quickly that shepherds were visiting a stable?
A bright star in the sky may not have been noticed by many as they were busy with the census, yet for some, it heralded the start of a new chapter of faith and belief.
The expectation of a wonderful Counsellor was now evident;
The yearning of Prince of Peace had been born;
The longing of a promised Messiah had now been fulfilled.
Thanks be to God !!
Christmas Day Prayer
May we marvel at the heavenly stars,
made by your creative Spirit;
yet recognise that you are the brightest star laying in a bed made of straw.
As the stars continue to shine in the night skies,
we no longer need to look heavenward to search for you,
for you have come to us.
Bless as our eyes move
from the heavens to the earth.
and join in the angels song of Proclamation
Glory to God in the highest heaven
and peace to those on earth.