A Christmas Prayer!

Lord Help Me Remember:

Help me remember that your entire life, from your birth to your death on a cross, was spent in love.

You loved Mary and Joseph and your whole extended family. Later, you loved your friends, disciples and followers. You loved even your enemies and persecutors. And you had a special love for anyone who was poor, sick, lonely, misunderstood or marginalized in any way. Your entire life was poured out as one great offering of love. - YOU WERE LOVE FOR ME

Help me remember that Christmas is only the beginning of the story.

After your death, you returned as the Risen One! Never again to die, offering hope in the face of despair, love in the face of hate and life in the face of death. Your rising on Easter Sunday revealed the same message that the angel told your mother when he announced the coming Christmas: Nothing is impossible with God! YOU ARE LIFE FOR ME

Dear God, I know that I don’t always remember these things at Christmas. There are so many emotions swirling in my head this time of year. But I want to remember them.

This Christmas, give me the gift of memory, and I will remember that you became love for me, So that I can become love for others.

~ Pastor James Martin

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