as we draw closer to that Holy Night
The night of our Savior’s birth
We are filled with questions:
Why did you come?
What did you come here to do?
What does your coming mean for us today?
You came to serve. To feed the hungry. To heal the sick.
To humble yourself to serve the very least of us.
Come, Lord Jesus! Help us remember that by serving
Our brothers and sisters, we are serving you.
Teach us to use our talents and strengths
To help those most in need
This season and all seasons
You came to comfort and to give rest to the weary.
To carry our burdens and give us peace from worry and fear.
Come, Lord Jesus! May our homes, our hearts
And our very presence offer comfort to those
Who are worn out and stretched thin.
May we offer them a kind word, a soft smile,
And a warm heart.
You came to show mercy. To teach us to
Forgive as we have been forgiven.
Come, Lord Jesus! May your radical mercy show us
How to soften our hearts to those who have caused us hurt.
Teach us by your example to forgive
Even the deepest wounds
And to set ourselves free.
Above all, You came to love
and to teach us how to love.
This Great Commandment gives us everything we could ever need.
Come, Lord Jesus! By your example,
May we hold one another close this Christmas season.
Close in our thoughts, in our hearts, in our words, and in our deeds.
May we love by your example.
Come, Lord Jesus! AMEN.
Hearing God’s Whisper ministry wishes you a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!