Christmas is a beautiful, peaceful, exciting, solemn, time of the year depending on who you are and your personality. I think God comes to us where we are.

This year for the Christmas Eve service at the First Presbyterian Church of Alpena, I have composed a short Benediction that does honor to the Trinity:

May you feel all the warmth and love the our caring God bestows upon you.

May you know the presence of Jesus Christ, born to be our savior, Emmanuel.

May the Spirit fill you and guide you this Christmas tide and all the days of your life.

I am praying that this Christmas season is a meaningful one for you where ever you are at in your life’s journey.

Here is a charge to add to the Benediction:

Now go out in the world bringing the light of Christ to everyone you meet.