2015 advent
  • 25 December 2015 full version

    Friday, 25 December 2015 (full version)
    Christmas Day

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    Special thanks to Ryan Hyrn for reading today’s scripture.

    The Lord be with you…
    …and with your spirit
    Lift up your hearts…
    …We lift them up to the Lord
    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
    … It is right and just

    Matt 2:1-15
    After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: ” ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.’ ” Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
    When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”

     

    We (Vince and Lightning) wish you joy and peace.
    Our prayer is that God’s justice would come as he promised his people; that we would be workers and seekers of justice; that the resulting peace would transform our hearts, our communities, our structures and systems, and our world. Even so, come Lord Jesus.

    This is the end of our advent journey together. We hope you will continue to be part of our unQuiet community by subscribing to our weekly conversations and spreading the word.

    The Lord be with you…
    …and with your spirit
    May Almighty God Bless you, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
    Amen
    Go in peace
    thanks be to God