May the joy of a child-like spirit fill your Christmas Season this year.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
This is a message from my friends Phil and Cris in Germany. I miss them so much, but G-d is definitely using them in big ways. Check them out, and consider this as an opportunity for some LAST LAST minute Christmas shopping (I prefer to do any shopping I can after the holiday, because everything goes on sale! ~ Especially the Christmas cards).
If you only have time for one video, skip this one, and click immediately on the title of this post. (It gets a bit sales-pitchy at the end, but you would need to understand the German people and the state of their church to get why it's still authentic. Trust me, this isn't so much about the money as it is about the message.)
Saturday, December 24, 2011
He did not wait till the world was ready,
till men and nations were at peace.
He came when the Heavens were unsteady,
and prisoners cried out for release.
He did not wait for the perfect time.
He came when the need was deep and great.
He dined with sinners in all their grime,
turned water into wine.
He did not wait till hearts were pure.
In joy he came to a tarnished world of sin and doubt.
To a world like ours, of anguished shame
he came, and his Light would not go out.
He came to a world which did not mesh,
to heal its tangles, shield its scorn.
In the mystery of the Word made Flesh
the Maker of the stars was born.
We cannot wait till the world is sane
to raise our songs with joyful voice,
for to share our grief, to touch our pain,