Picture it in your mind. A stately procession moves in single file across the stage guided by a bright light: kings and servants, camels and donkeys, shepherds and sheep. They gather before a manger elevated on a hill. Mary and Joseph and the newborn Jesus are there. The light focuses now on the baby as Joseph lifts him high above his head, a symbol that the child is an offering. He is a gift . . . a gift offered not to God, but to the audience! Wise men dressed in beautiful gowns bow before him in tribute. As the curtain falls, the chorus sings O Come, Let us Adore Him; they sing the invitation of Christmas.
This invitation is once again offered to you this Christmas. You are invited to reach out to the extended hands of God and make God’s gift your own. When you do, when you enter into and intentionally cultivate your relationship with Christ, you discover the power, the peace and the love of Christmas. You experience God’s exquisite gift, for you!
O Come, Let us Adore Him!