Greetings of peace this Advent season!
Below you will find a short reflection for today, Christmas. We encourage you to share this reflection by forwarding this email to others who you think might appreciate it.
By Cathy Woodson
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"I will not be silent" (Isaiah 62:1)
REJOICE! God be with us-Emmanuel!
Today we celebrate the coming of Christ onto Earth, bearing good news, announcing peace and salvation to the world.
We hear the story of Christ's coming among us; children are wide-eyed with wonder and innocence as they try to remember all that is about to happen and what they've waited for all this time. We take time to honor the birth of Christ. We give thanks for all our blessings as we continue to struggle with understanding why others don't have food, shelter, clothing, clean water, and decent sanitation. We pray for and with those living in war zones or in fear of war or with criminal activity in their communities, and for others just surviving on the streets, young and old. As we pray, we may wonder why it is this way.
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