Scripture: Philippians 2: 10 – 11
Let us celebrate the coming of God’s Son:
Sent to show God’s love
Sent with the power of the powerless
To the overlooked, unloved, unwanted
Let us rise to God’s advent challenge:
Our labour is not in vain
God spells danger for emperors and kings
Christ stretches out from the manger not the throne
A letter from Mary to her mum:
Dear mum: It’s a Boy!
But you knew that!
The birth was tough
The journey worse!
And your grandson: Jesus … He is beautiful
The angel told me God’s power would rest on me
But I am exhausted and yet filled with wonder!
I suppose every parent thinks the birth of their child
Is a miracle … but it’s true!
Joseph has been really good, bless him
And Jesus is sleeping now.
I may be the Lord’s servant
But I am also his mum, and he had better do as he is told!
We don’t know when we can come home
There are rumours that Herod is sending out soldiers.
I can’t tell you where we are going
But the love that surrounds us here, surrounds you too.
We will set out in that hope.
Love Mary xxx
Praise be to God for the courage of Mary
Praise be the God for the coming of Christ.
May we be true to the example of Mary
May we be part of giving God life.