Friday, December 25, 2009

For Unto Us a Child is Born!

Father all-powerful and ever-living God,
we do well always and everywhere
to give you thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Today you fill our hearts with joy
as we recognise in Christ the revelation of your love.
No eye can see his glory as our God,
yet now he is seen as one like us.
Christ is your Son before all ages,
yet now he is born in time.
He has come to lift up all things to himself,
to restore unity to creation,
and to lead humankind from exile into your heavenly kingdom ...