Thursday, December 24, 2020 - Christmas Eve
God brings light to darkness
An excerpt from Isaiah 9:2-7 (NRSV)
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shined.
Reflection from Meredith Potter:
It is Christmas Eve, and for many of us, it won’t be much like Christmases past. Stripped of the distractions of shopping sprees, parties, family gatherings, perhaps we can focus this year on what Christmas is really all about. Without the familiar – without family and family traditions this year – can we still experience the deepest meaning of Christmas? It is my hope and prayer that in spite of the “deep darkness” so many of us are experiencing in our lives right now, we can hear and receive the coming of the Christ child. On Christmas morn, may the light of Christ that has come into the world, come into each of our hearts.
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
Photo by Ellie Stadelmann for the youth photo contest.
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
African American spiritual, sung by Mahalia Jackson
“Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand
I am tired, I am weak, I’m alone
Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light,
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.”
Christmas Eve Worship tonight at 8 pm
Join us for a quiet candlelight service (BYOCandle!) of anticipation of Christ’s birth.
Zoom information is in the Advent Devotional.
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