Grace and Peace to you.
For a lot of us this is a weird Christmas, and a hard one.
But the good news is God is with us, Emmanuel.
God comes to be near in our dark times.
I thank you for sharing this journey with me,
and I treasure the spirit that connects us all.
Though I know only a few of you,
I pray for you all, that by grace
you may receive God’s tender blessing.
In these twelve days of Christmas
May Christ be born in your heart,
the presence of God with you and within you,
the love of God alive in you anew,
the companionship of Jesus beside you,
the light of God to show your way.
May the Christ child awaken your love,
and evoke your joy and gratitude.
May your Christmas be truly holy,
deep with love and beauty,
rich with hope and joy.
Christmas morning, 2020