December 16, 2021

From Heaven Above

The Lord your God is indeed God in heaven above and on earth below.
Joshua 2:11b
From heaven above to earth I come, 
to bear good news to every home; 
glad tidings of great joy I bring, 
whereof I now will say and sing. 

To you, this night, is born a Child 
of Mary, chosen mother mild; 
this little Child, of lowly birth, 
shall be the joy of all the earth.

Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child, 
make thee a bed, soft, undefiled, 
within my heart, that it may be 
a quiet chamber kept for thee.

My heart for very joy doth leap, 
my lips no more can silence keep, 
I too must sing, with joyful tongue, 
that sweetest ancient cradle-song—
 
Glory to God in highest heaven, 
who unto us a Son hath given, 
while angels sing, with pious mirth, 
a glad New Year to all the earth.
 Martin Luther

Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
 Matthew 28:20
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
O Christ, whose presence among us we celebrate during this holy season: May your Holy Spirit assure me that God is with me both today and forevermore.
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.

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