The First Christmas for Denise, age 9 months
“This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” ~~~ Luke 2:12
The message of the angels to the startled shepherds was simple enough…”you shall find a child…”
All the possibilities of our full humanity are in each newborn infant…”the hopes and fears of all our years.”
And once we have found that baby, we must never stray from protecting, loving, nurturing, following…wherever the love of that child that may lead.
Prayer for Advent Peace (Joyce Rupp, O.S.M.): I pray that I will search my heart for peace, and dislodge the inner tyrants that reside in me, opening myself up fully to you, O God! Amen.
Darrell & Karen D. and all our children.
United Methodist Church of Santa Cruz