Advent Series: Christmas Day

‘As a young man marries a virgin, your Builder shall marry you; and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride so shall your God rejoice in you’ – Isaiah 62:5

Today, the Son of God is born, and everything changes. The Saviour of the world comes to partake of our human nature; no longer are we alone and forsaken. The Virgin offers us her Son as the beginning of a new life.

“The true light has come to illumine our lives so often beset by the darkness of sin” – Pope Francis

Where God is born, hope is born. He brings hope. Where God is born, peace is born. And where peace is born, there is no longer room for hatred.

If we take Him in our arms and let ourselves be embraced by Him, He will bring us unending peace of heart. This Child teaches us what is truly essential in our lives.

Like the shepherds of Bethlehem, may we too, with eyes full of amazement and wonder, gaze upon Child Jesus, the Son of God. And in His presence may our hearts burst forth in prayer:

“Show us, Lord, your mercy, and grant us your salvation” – Psalm 85:8

Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas.

About Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa

Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa is currently a senior resident doctor in ENT at Goa Medical College. He hails from Porvorim and is an active member of Couples for Christ India, for over 15 years. Apart from writing for medical journals both national and international, his love and reverence for the teachings of the church inspired him to start writing about the catholic faith. His daily bible reflections offer great encouragement in the lives of many people, both young and old. He aspires to be a Saint and enjoys playing chess and table tennis in his free time.

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