The angel said to them. “Do not be afraid. I am bringing you good news that will be a great joy to all the people.” Today your Saviour was born in the town of David. He is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:10-11 NCV

Born in a stable,
In the darkness of night,
The earth was illumined,
With heavenly light.

Jesus came,
There is no doubt,
Shepherds worshipped,
Kings sought him out.

The Saviour of the world!
The Prince of Peace!
Wonderful Counsellor!
Eternal, saving grace.

He gave his life,
A gift for all,
To come, to see,
To respond to his call.

The tomb was empty,
The cross was bare,
The light of the world
Has no place there.

Light of the World,
King of Kings,
Light and love,
To all he brings.

Jesus one day
Will come again,
The Light of the World,
Jesus, Saviour, is his name.

Almighty God, as we prepare to come and see, we reflect and wonder at the mystery and miracle of Jesus, who was both fully God and fully man, coming to save the world he created……

Gracious God, we thank you that Jesus offers forgiveness, hope, true joy, everlasting life and peace of heart to all who accept him. May the message of the angel be heard throughout the world.  May we come to  worship, praise and embrace Jesus with thankfulness and invite him afresh into our hearts and lives this Christmas. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth