“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”
Consider this excerpt from ‘Hodie,’ a Christmas cantata by R. Vaughan Williams. “The blessed Son of God only in a crib full poor did lie, with our own flesh and our poor blood was clothed that everlasting good. Lord have mercy. The Lord Christ Jesus, God’s Son dear was a guest and a stranger here; us for to bring from misery, that we might live eternally. Lord have mercy. All this did he for us freely, for to declare his great mercy; All Christendom be merry therefore, and give him thanks forever more. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.” The simpleness of this text and the beauty of the melody remind me of the importance, and the joy brought about by the birth of Jesus. The greatest mercy of God was the gift of His Son Jesus Christ who came to die for our sins.
LORD HAVE MERCY AS WE LIVE OUR LIVES WITH OUR HUMAN SIN.HELP US REJOICE IN THE GIFT OF YOUR SON WHO CAME TO SAVE US.AMEN.
Shared by Vicki Myers