O Holy Night….words so precious, so sublime that it seems they must be whispered. Jesus has come! The Light has come into the world. The Son of God has been born, and nothing will ever be the same.
I give thanks to the Lord with all of my heart that I was chosen to live after the coming of Jesus. I cannot imagine a world without Jesus; a life without the sweet and consoling Presence of His Love.
He is truly the Light of the world. How dark those places are where He is shut out, where His Beauty, Truth and Love are unknown or rejected.
Imagine….living in the era before the birth of Jesus. How hopeless life must have seemed, for Jesus is our Hope, our Joy, our Everything!
O Heavenly Father, thank You for the Gift of Your Son, Whose birth we celebrate on this Holy Night. We are astonished that Your Love would deign to send Him to us, to live among us, to give His Life that we might have eternal life. Jesus, the inestimable Gift!
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness grasped it not.
It was the true light that enlightens every man who comes into the world.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. And we saw his glory…glory as of the only-begotten of the Father..full of grace and of truth.
(John 1: 4, 9, 14)
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