Light Shines in the Night

Light from Jesus in the manger illumines all who are present--human, animal, and angel.

Take a moment to see the glory of God through the eyes of Mary, Joseph, angels, ox and ass. The detail in this painting by Geertgen Tot Sint Jans called The Nativity, at Night, draws one in upon the deep mystery and gigantic miracle of something we easily become immune to.

He is God.

As we are glad, Creator God, when the dawn reveals the world to us, innocent and fresh, so we may discover the infant in the manger, and in delight be ready to start anew.

New Zealand Prayer Book

Happy New Year, everyone! Joy to the world! The Lord has come!

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