Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Imagine my surprise and joy when a mom from my faith formation program for kids told me that her 3-year-old daughter recited this scripture passage nearly verbatim to her father one night before Christmas. A three-year-old! The nativity story had been shared with her a couple weeks prior to this event, and she had gravitated towards it often in our sessions. I was so surprised to hear how much the story of Jesus’ birth resonated with her - so much that she proclaimed it to her father with great joy!
“I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord.”
What joy we have today! The angels couldn’t contain it, they had to proclaim this event. The Prayer over the Offerings at Mass today says,
“As we look forward, O Lord,
to the coming festivities,
may we serve you all the more eagerly
for knowing that in them
you make manifest the beginnings of our redemption.”
May we remember Christ made manifest in our own lives, every day as well as on Christmas. Just as the little three-year-old has made manifest her relationship with Christ to her father, may we too bring Jesus into our lives and share Him with great joy!
What is one sentence you can share with someone you meet today about the joy of Christ that you’re celebrating?
Mighty God, You come to us so innocent and small, help us grow in our love for You so that we are bursting with joy.
Copyright 2020 Jane Korvemaker
About the Author
Jane Korvemaker loves food, family, wine, and God (perhaps not in that order). She holds a Certificate in Culinary Arts, which pairs perfectly with her Bachelor in Theology. A former Coordinator of Youth Ministry, she writes from the beautiful and cold province of Saskatchewan, Canada. She works from home and takes care of her three very hard-working children. Jane regularly blogs at AJK2.ca.