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Christmas 1 December 27, 2015

Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Psalm 147: (1-12) 13-21
Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7
John 1:1-18

God, the eternal Word who called the universe into being, who created everything, including “this fragile earth, out island home,” has come to be with us, to live as one of us.

He did not come as a mighty ruler seated on a throne, but as a little baby born in an out of the way place to parents who were not rich or powerful. He came into this world just as each of us did, as a baby.

We call this the Incarnation, the enfleshment, of our Lord. Since he has come among us as Emmanuel, God with us, we can be sure that he knows all the joys and all the challenges of our lives. And because of the life and ministry of Jesus, we can approach God in the most intimate way. We can call God Abba, Dad, or Mom.

Because we love to sing here at Grace, and because we have our beloved brother, Erik, here with us at the organ, I am going to ask you to sing two hymns.

The first one expresses the depth of this mystery of faith, the Incarnation. The second expresses our response to God’s immeasurable love.

“O most mighty, O most holy.”  Song sheet.

“In the bleak midwinter,” Hymn 112.

“O come, let us adore him.”  Amen.

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