For thousands of years, a broken world waited.
When new-Created perfection gave way to sin’s corruption, a promise was made from Creator to Creation – one of hope and redemption, of love and reconciliation. One day, a Son – a Savior – would come. Through Him, what was lost in Eden would be restored: man and God would walk together once more in perfect fellowship, not by human achievement but rather Divine arrangement.
In each generation, the faithful ones waited.
At last came the time for Messiah’s arrival – in flesh declaring God’s favor toward men. Both chorus celestial and travelers terrestrial proclaimed this great theme: the One True God walks among men once again. His path through this world wound from stable to cross, yet Death could not hold the Bethlehem Lamb – and victorious Christ said He’d come back again.
For Jesus’ return, the Church now has waited.
From nation to nation this good news now spreads, carried by layman and preacher alike. ‘The ends of the earth’ our ambition remains, that all tongues and tribes hear the Gospel declared. At long last, the Nahuatl have learned of the truth – though much work remains, for some of our neighbors true Christmas joy reigns.
In this New Year arriving, may memory recall the reason we celebrate every December. And as we remember, let purpose keep firm: this hope we now share is intended for all.
Merry Christmas from the Husband family in Las Moras!
Jordan, Amy, Elayne, Titus, Joel, and Lily
Awake And Join The Cheerful Choir W. A. Pickard-Cambridge, A Collection of Dorset Carols Awake and join the cheerful choir Upon this joyful morn And glad Hosannas loudly sing For joy a Saviour's born. The shining host in bright array Descend from heaven to earth; And all the gentle heart and voice Proclaim a Saviour's birth. Let all the choirs on earth below Their voices loudly raise; And sweetly join the cheerful band Of angels in the skies. But let us join the cheerful song With joy and pious mirth, And all, with grateful heart and voice, Proclaim the Saviour's birth.