Dec 17 2012

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: A CHRISTMAS PRAYER FOR TODAY BY MAX LUCADO

Original post at http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-christmas-prayer-for-today-by-max.html

Dear Jesus,

It's a good thing You were born at night. This world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately.

These killings, Lord. These children, Lord. Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated.

The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off. We hear threats of chemical weapons and nuclear bombs. Are we one button-push away from annihilation?

Your world seems a bit darker this Christmas. But You were born in the dark, right? You came at night. The shepherds were nightshift workers. The Wise Men followed a star. Your first cries were heard in the shadows. To see Your face, Mary and Joseph needed a candle flame. It was dark. Dark with Herod's jealousy. Dark with Roman oppression. Dark with poverty. Dark with violence.

Herod went on a rampage, killing babies. Joseph took You and Your mom into Egypt. You were an immigrant before You were a Nazarene.

Oh, Lord Jesus, You entered the dark world of Your day. Won't You enter ours? We are weary of bloodshed. We, like the wise men, are looking for a star. We, like the shepherds, are kneeling at a manger.

This Christmas, we ask You, heal us, help us, be born anew in us.

Your Children


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Rev. Dave Wilkinson

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