The history of the universe is the rising of God’s creation; we are blessed, for humanity only creation of God given the beautiful invitation to care for His creation. We anticipate the coming of Jesus bringing God’s comforting Grace. We live lonely in our nights of isolation and fear; but the peace of God promises comfort. Be calm; God’s help is near; Jesus brings mercy and truth as God’s forgiveness comforts us in holy peace. We learn with the presence of Jesus of God’s patience and Love and promise of eternal healing. Jesus assures that all will be well, keeping us faithful to our journey in God’s comforting and merciful light. When we live in God’s promise and joy, we share our love; we are tender and kind. We walk forward receiving His blessed water of life and are comforted by this free gift. We share His joy, His light as we love both God and His creation. Through reconciliation, mercy, forgiveness we offer love and peace on earth to both neighbor and family living faithfully in His light. Come forward, be comforted by God’s free gifts. Our darkness of the winter solstice ends with the fast-approaching birth of Jesus, our Christ, our Messiah.