As we reflect on Christ’s birth this Christmas we are reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Christ is our Immanuel, He is God with us. Always. His heart is the heart that beats in ours. His hands the hands in ours. His words of comfort in our mouths. His healing power made visible in our relationships. We praise Him and thank Him for allowing us to be His ambassadors of compassion.
Together, this last year, we have…
Preached good news to the poor,
Bound up the brokenhearted,
Proclaimed freedom for the captives,
And release from darkness for the prisoners.
… comfort all who mourn.
And together, in the coming year we will see Christ transform our brokenness as He…
Bestows a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
And a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
And together, in the coming year we will be called…
Oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated;
They will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
Thank you for your prayers and partnership this past year. We wish you a very Merry Christmas!
With love and gratitude,
The Mending the Soul team