today we embrace the miracle
of the incarnation of your only begotten Son.
We stand in awe and wonder of your plan of salvation
which confounds the wisdom of this world.
Thank you for fulfilling your promise
given by the prophets of old--
the sign of reconciliation in and through Jesus, our Lord.
Help us to recognize the incarnation of your grace
especially with those who suffer,
those who are impoverished and victimized.
Enable us to stand in solidarity
with the least of our brothers and sisters in Christ,
so that the world will see in us
the good news of Emmanuel,
in whose very name we pray.
by Rev. F. Schaefer
Please remember us in your prayers
as both of us have been given
this past week
the diagnosis of having
prostate cancer and breast cancer.
We are still numb
yet God is in control
and our time is in His hands!
This world is not our home!
Another surgery for me in Jan.
and then treatment for both of us.