“When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with the flocks,
then the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal those broken in spirit,
to feed the hungry,
to release the oppressed,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among all peoples,
to make a little music with the heart…
And to radiate the Light of Christ,
every day, in every way, in all that we do and in all that we say.
Then the work of Christmas begins.
The message of the Feast of Epiphany announces to all people, everywhere:
Rise up in splendor…your light has come,
The Glory of the Lord shines upon you!
Let the work of Christmas begin, and let it begin with you.”
~ Howard Thurman
Here are some posts to cheer you on as you put Christmas in practice:
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is God’s power working unto salvation [for deliverance from eternal death] to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek,
For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]. As it is written, The man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith. (Romans 1:16-17, AMP)
Do you mind if I pray for you?
I pray for each and every reader of this post.
Bless them according to their needs.
Show them how much you care.
Show them how to live out Christmas joy.
Guide them clearly
and fill them with your abundant grace.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How is God calling you to share the joy of Christmas?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you celebrate and share the good news of Jesus!
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