Reading: John 1:1-14
Our Savior is born! Hallelujah! The babe lies in a manger, wrapped in swaddling cloths. Mary and Joseph must have been beaming but tired parents. Jesus has been born!
The baby we celebrate grew up to be a man. Jesus was full of wisdom and compassion. There was power to heal and to give life in His hands and in His voice. He spoke with authority and amazed all who heard Him; He even confounded a few. Jesus was God in the flesh, living life fully as one of us.
As a man Jesus spoke words that transformed lives. Jesus offered grace upon grace, all poured out in God’s love. It is a love we share. It is a love that comes to dwell in each of us. As children of God, we become a fellow servant with Jesus Christ. Through His name we go forth to bring healing to our broken world. In the power of Jesus’ name we partake in the transformation of the world.
For this wonderful gift of Christ and His continuing presence in the world, we say thanks be to God! Hallelujah!