Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas Church - December 27, 2018

“And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of afather's only son, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

These are words we hear on the First Sunday after Christmas, this year, December 30. It’s also the sixth day of Christmas,

The Word is Jesus, welcomed on Christmas day as the infant, wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.

The same Jesus we will hear as an adult throughout the year, teacher, preacher, healer, worker of miracles, and Savior. Fully Human, fully divine, from before time and forever.

The Christ, the long awaited Messiah.

Not the mighty, powerful Messiah many people were looking for, but a homeless child, and a refugee for the first part of his life. A Messiah with no vast army at his side, but instead armed with his love to set about saving the world. His glory, full of grace and truth, shining in our hearts and lives.

Let us pray:

Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Peace and blessing,


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