You invite us to take off the attire of pain and sorrow in our lives and to put on new clothes of hope and joy.
You dress us in your beauty and your glory.
You give us all this through the arrival of your son Jesus.
You give us new garments of mercy and justice.
Oh Lord, we all need these in our lives.
And we are reminded as we put on our new clothes that
There are many in this world that just need a good pair of shoes, a coat to keep them warm and outfits for their everyday wear.
Lord, we are reminded that it is you we clothe when we clothe the needy.
You have blessed us with your favor
By saving us, cleansing and refining us through your love.
You raised up your son to be the savior for the world and to show your mercy to all.
And Lord we all need your mercy and love.
And it reminds us that there are many in this world who have not been shown love and don’t know how to give love to others.
And yet that is what you son came to do was to show your love to all.
You have given us a light in our world a light brighter than any Christmas tree light that is a beacon for all.
It fills our darkness, It guides and leads us
Along the rocky paths of life, through tense and troubled times to bring us to a time of peace.
And Lord we know that in many places in our world there is no peace and what little peace there seems to be is fragile.
There are homes where peace has no meaning.
There are friends of ours and sometimes ourselves who search for that peace within that only you can give.
Lord, your sent your son to be the Prince of Peace to bring a peace that the world cannot give.
Come Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace come.
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