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Sunday, December 17, 2017
It is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, but also Christmas Eve and so we have the Christ candle lit for the Lord is born this very night. We think of what it must have been for Mary and Joseph. There was no room for them in the Inn and so they are in a stable. There is only a manger to serve as a crib for the newborn babe. Yet, God is sending His Son into our world; God is becoming human to be with us - to be like us in all things except sin. He comes as a helpless Infant in need of all. He is so small and vulnerable. He cannot talk, or stay awake as a tiny babe. He is the Savior of the World. We can learn much from our contemplation of the first Christmas.