Christmas is right around the corner. A lot of us are still zipping around and getting ready with gifts, food preparations and house readiness for family and visitors. Sometimes we forget this time of year is a time for quiet reflections on the past year, the coming year, what is happening in the world, in my country, in my town, in our individual lives. Nathanpatrickroach made a profound statement in his blog The reason for the Season and why Jesus had to come in the first place. Its worth the read if you have not seen it. Gives you a different perspective.
This morning we sang O Come, O Come Emanuel, which is one of my favorite songs this time of year. The Piano Guys version of this song will put chills down your spine, at lease it does for me. I could not figure out how to post it here.
The last verse really resonated with me this morning and I thought I would share it with you.
O come, Desire of nations, bind all peoples in one heartfelt mind.
Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease,
Fill all the world with heavens peace,
Emanuel shall come to thee O Israel. Amen
For all of mankind to come together in one heartfelt mind with heavens peace. May we all come together this season in love, peace and kindness.