During Advent we have looked forward to this day.

We have waited with anticipation, knowing that hope was to come.

We have longed for the coming of the Christ, knowing that He would bring true peace to the world.

We have allowed wonder to spark a joy that is much deeper than happiness.

And we have remembered that Love is at the very heart of it all.

And now today, we allow the fullness of what we have experienced in Advent to be realized in the coming of The Christ Child to our world and our lives.  We celebrate Jesus,

“Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven has broken upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.”   Luke 1:78-79