Friday, December 11, 2020

SCRIPTURE READING: For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is  given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. Isaiah 9:6-7
The words of the anthems we sang in the choir always held so very much meaning for me and I would meditate on them. The words of this anthem we sang, I hold dear all year long.
God’s chosen people longed for their Deliverer
The days were dark; oppression filled the land,
Into this scene came Holy Word who took on flesh,
And those with eyes to see, said of the Man;
A Child is born beyond all our imaginings,
A Child is born fulfilling prophecy.
And by His life the world will see the face of God
And by His death we’ll be forgiven and set free.
The earth is tired; creation longs to be made new,
And likewise, we were made for more than this.
For in our hearts lie pieces of eternity
To be awakened soon with heaven’s kiss
A Child is born beyond our wildest hopes and dreams
A Child is born redeeming history—
And by His life, the world has seen the face of God—
And by His death, we’re forgiven and set free.
By His new life, we’re forgiven and set free.
Set free!
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, open our hearts to receive Your wondrous Gift and to put our trust in Him. We thank You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, Lord and King. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Millie Funk
St. John's Ivyland
820 Almshouse Road
Ivyland, PA 18974
Rev. Brad Leight, Pastor