Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas


Gracious Lord Jesus, today we begin our celebration of Christmas. The waiting of Advent is over. Now we focus on the incredible good news of your birth.We are amazed, Lord, that you came among us as a human being. Yet how much more astonishing that you were born in the humblest of settings, with a food trough as your first bed. All praise be to you, Lord Jesus, because you were willing to humble yourself for our sake.Thank you, dear Lord, for becoming one of us, for entering into our weakness and vulnerability. You were just like us, only without sin. You understand what it’s like when we feel small and insignificant, or when we feel unprotected and weak. All praise be to you, Lord Jesus, for your birth! We celebrate you this day and in the days to come. Merry Christmas, Lord! Amen.

(Mark D. Roberts)

8 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

All glory and honor be Yours Amighty Father forever and ever. Amen. Beautiful prayer. Amen.

Jennifer said...

Amen!

Cheryl said...

Susan,

Hoping you are having a grand time with family. What a day/event to celebrate. The birth of our Lord Jesus.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Love,
Cheryl

Maxine said...

That's our precious Jesus. God bless you. Hope your Christmas Day was a blessing, dear friend.

Edie said...

Amen!

Merry Christmas to you Susan! I hope you had a wonderful celebration of His Birth.

Lynn said...

Merry Christmas! Saying extra prayers for your family today!
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elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A beautiful prayer of refocus and of moving forward from the manger into the Good News of its pause.

Peace and blessing to you and yours as we move into the promises of a new year.

~elaine

April said...

Hi! Susan~


Hoping your hubby had a wonderful birthday! :)

Beautiful entry!!!!

Hugs~

April molle