Christmas Day Reflection from World Methodist Council

CHRISTMAS DAY December 25, 2017

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 2: 10-11

“When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage.”

MEDITATION:

How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given…

The rush of Christmas comes upon us with cries of joy and hidden pain;

in the ringing of bells and squeals of delight and the cost counting;

in the warmth of sacred time spent together- quality time and in the overtime and long hours away from home;

in the ache of mourning and remembering Christmases past.

In all this Christ comes to us. Let us stop and be in that moment when we receive the gift for life.

PRAYER: Holy God, love beyond measure, fill this moment with your presence, so that I may know Jesus in my life. Amen

Rev. Suva Catford, Stockton-on-Tees Methodist Circuit, North East England

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