Monday, January 1, 2018

Candice's Comments

As the season of Christmas (December 25 – January 5) flows into the beginning of the season of Epiphany (January 6), we are challenged by the poem “Now the Work of Christmas Begins.” It was composed by Howard Thurman, an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.

Now the Work of Christmas Begins

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 flocks,
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 peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.

This poem lays out the ministry we are called to do in the new year. We have
celebrated with carols and cookies, gifts and trees, candles and devotions,
family and friends.

Now the work of Christmas begins…

I am blessed to share this ministry and mission with you in the new year as God births a new energy in us.

Let us celebrate the gift of God in one another and begin the work of Christmas…

New Year Blessings,

Pastor Candice

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