25 December 2016

The Word Made Flesh

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 - 1 John 1.10-14

Merry Christmas! 
Rejoicing abounds in this day, for the birth of Christ. A promise fulfilled.

Do you hold any traditions for Christmas? One of my new traditions is to listen to the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols sung at King's College, Cambridge. The music and readings is exactly what I need to hear at this busy time of year. The harmonious swirl of voices permeates my home and I am transported to the ancient chapel. I close my eyes and let the beautiful sounds wash over me.

The gathering of such old traditional songs mean so much, especially in this modern day, full of worldly troubles. We need to stop and take the time to listen to these words that have been around for centuries, and be immersed in the story we hear each year, but with new ears and amazed hearts. For what our Lord has done for us is truly amazing.

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