Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
On the rough and tumultuous journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, a young family carried the world’s most precious cargo and birthed the promise of ages in a stable amongst the bleating of sheep and the din of other lowly barn animals. The child king received from wise men of old, gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh; yet it was He, that child king that gave the best gift of all.
In His life, He gave the example of how to love God, your neighbours as yourself, and do unto others as you would have it done to you. In His death and resurrection, He gave His blood to purchase our freedom and create a bridge between the mortal and the divine. Indeed, from the manger to the cross, the Christ is the gift that keeps on giving.
And so with joy we hail the Christ with declarations of glory to God in the highest! And on earth, peace and goodwill to all men.
“For unto us a child is born, and unto us a son is given. And the government shall be upon His shoulders. And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace”
Be safe! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!