It's Christmas, O Holy One. We give thanks that the season and the day are here. For two thousand years the birth day of Jesus has been a time to remember - celebrate and remember your gifts of love and hope, peace and joy. We remember also what our world is like now - wars, natural disasters, climate change, greed and poverty, food enough for all people but not enough desire to send it where it is needed.
Too many needs unmet, too many tragedies unavoided.
And still this is the season of hope, peace, love and joy.
Perhaps your greatest gift to the world is not giving up on us . . . every year at Christmas your gift comes again and we are refreshed, renewed, and remember hope, peace, love and joy, and we give thanks for your gift. Amen
Andy Jepson and Lindley Kinerk serve as long-term volunteers with the Church of American Ceylon Mission. Andy provides chaplain services and Lindley serves as a teacher at the Christian Theological Seminary and Jaffna College. Their appointment is made possible by your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund, Our Churches Wider Mission, and your special gifts.