The hope and joy that filled the cave at Bethlehem is magnified in this age…

Isaiah 9:1 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shone.

“Behold, the Light has come into the world. A land steeped in darkness is filled with promise. The hope and joy that filled the cave at Bethlehem is magnified in this age—for where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more. The darker the night, the more brilliant the light appears. Oh my children! Oh that today you would listen to my voice! Then I would speak gentle words of love and hope to soothe your battered hearts. Oh my children, how I long to draw you into the manger with me. In your pride you will not seek me in so low a place. And yet that is where I desire to be found. Do not hesitate to go to the lowest places, for I will be waiting there for you. It is there that you will find the fullness of joy. Peace to you dear children. Shalom.”

Prince of Peace, poor and lowly help me to root out the pride that keeps me from seeking you where you wish to be found. I ask every blessing this night, O glorious Infant King, on all those you have placed in my path and all those lowly and poor souls who house you in a special way. Jesus, be born in our hearts! Alleluia!

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