Diane and I wish you and yours a joyous and blessed Christmas. The humble birth of the Son of God speaks hope to every one of our lives, there being no circumstance too mean for His loving care or too well-off not to kneel at the manger. The King of Glory offers forgiveness, life and salvation for all. This is the joy that can animate us throughout the entire year and comes to special focus as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. “Marvel, O people, at this great mystery—the highest Ruler appears to the world!”
“O let the harps break forth in sound! Our joy be all with music crowned, our voices gladly blending!
For Christ goes with us all the way – today, tomorrow, ev’ry day! His love is never ending!
Sing out! Ring out! Jubilation! Exaltation! Tell the story! Great is He, the King of glory!” (J.S. Bach, BWV 36)
Thanks for reading the Minute. We’ll be back in the new year.