Mysterious Gifts -- December 23, 2018
Senior Pastor, Rev. Judith Reedy, preaches about the mysterious gifts that come with the birth of Jesus Christ as told by Mary in the Magnificat, and how we are invited to respond and orient ourselves in light of this wondrous, transformative gift.
Scripture: Luke 1:39-55
Anthem “The Marvelous Birth” Bob Chilcott
“This is the little space between the marvelous birth and next New Year. We’ve prayed and rid ourselves from sin, we’ve prayed and rid ourselves from sin but still we feel the edge of fear. So soon now we again begin a year, a month, a way of life. Three Kings are on their way. A little child’s been born in strife, a little child’s been born in strife but it is peace he brings to us and gives our world another day. The marvelous birth, the marvelous birth. Another year to mend our ways and build our broken world again. At Christmas we learn how to praise, at Christmas we learn how to praise, a little child fills all new days, forgiving sin, relieving pain. The marvelous birth.”