Blessings on your first days of 2011! Now the celebrations are winding down. Most likely everyone is a bit exhausted by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. But I have news for you: it’s not over.
Now the work of Christmas begins.
Listen to theologian and poet Howard Thurman…
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring Christ to all,
To make music in the heart.
At CMM, we have many exciting plans underway for 2011. My prayer is that each of us will bring about the true work of Christmas collectively in our church community, and in our individual lives.
May we do the work of Christmas with music in our hearts! Alan