The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

John 1:9 NLT

Why do we come,
Why do we seek,
Why do we kneel
At Jesus’ feet?

He was borne in a stable
Cold and bare.
Can the King of Kings
truly reside there?

What does He offer,
What does He ask,
This Lord of the future
The present the past?

Simply to come,
To listen, to receive,
To invite Him into our lives,
To believe
That Jesus is God’s own son,
Who gave His life for everyone;
To bring us to God above,
To know His peace, His joy, His love.

He didn’t say it would be easy.
He didn’t say it would be hard.
He simply said to follow Him
And what He places in our heart.

Gracious God, thank you for Jesus, for His amazing love and all that means to us…..
As we continue our journey towards the celebrations of Christmas time and the birth of your son Jesus, we take a moment to reflect on our own journey with you…..

Loving God, draw us closer to you this Christmas.  May the light of your guiding, assuring love shine ever brighter in our hearts. May we share the love and the compassion of Jesus with others, as your Holy Spirit shows us.  May we trust that the briefest prayer and the smallest act of kindness makes a difference in your kingdom of love. Loving, gracious God, we praise you. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth