Merry Christmas! A joyous evening and a time to welcome friends and neighbors as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. A joy-filled time to witness to the simplicity of the birth of Jesus and the shepherds. Tonight was a reminder that the true Christmas miracle is that the God of creation meets us in creation – often in the simplicity and unassumedness of shepherds and young mothers. We often are given opportunities to share the love of God in ways that we don’t recognize until we look back. The shepherds serve as a reminder that we are given the task to minister once we recognize God among us. May you receive the Christmas miracle tonight and in the days and years ahead.

I invite your comments. Merry Christmas!

Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

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