‘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.