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Sunday, December 11, 2011

A VISITATION (Advent 15)

LUKE: 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. (NIV)

Have you ever sang in Sunday services and felt a choir of angels joining you in song from the balcony? What a thrill to feel the brush of angel wings and hear the sweet tones of the celestial choir. Now, think how Elizabeth must have felt when her baby moved inside her at the sound of Mary’s voice. The experience was so profound she was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Don’t let the business of the Christmas season drown out the melodies, the music that you hear from the carolers and the choir that sings from above. The infant Jesus is the only reason for the music, the only source of the exquisite songs. You will be blessed when you stop and listen. Let us pray:

“Holy father of our Lord Jesus Christ, glorious is your name and the sound of your voice as it breathes through the wind and dances on the jingle of Christmas bells. We ask that Christmas may come to everyone this year, Father, not presents and Christmas cookies, but the hope and the promise of salvation. May we hear the song of angels as we walk through each day this Advent Season. Their song is all around us but it will only heal when it is listened for and reverberates in our heart. Forgive us when we put the world’s interpretation of Christmas before the awesome truth of your plan for your children, made possible by the birth of your son. We are so sorry that we forget to remember the glories of Christmas, when we choose the tinsel rather than the gold. We love you Lord and we want to hear your songs this Christmas season. In the name of your son, the Christmas Child, we pray. Amen”
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2011 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.

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