Reflections from our church family this Advent.
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The Christmas narrative begins with an expectation of peace.
Glory to God in the highest, and PEACE to those on earth.
From the passage we read yesterday, the newborn King lying in the manger is Isaiah’s promised ‘Prince of Peace’.
In our polarized and divided culture, maybe we who follow the Prince of Peace can model what peace, forgiveness and love look like.
The peace associated with the Christmas season is a perfect opportunity for us to practice the peace of Jesus.
Nichole Nordeman has released a new Christmas album called ‘Fragile’. There is one song on the album, ‘Maybe’ that offers us a challenge in this season, here are some of the lyrics,
Maybe you’re still angry
Maybe I’m offended
But maybe in the arms of Jesus we’ll be mended
And maybe love is bigger
Maybe love is stronger
Maybe just for Christmas
But maybe longer
Father, help me to live at peace with myself and those around me,
Carrying the peace of Christ into every environment and conversation.
Jesus, help me to give myself away to others,
being kind to everyone I meet.
Spirit, help me to love the lost,
proclaiming Christ in all I do and say.