Luke 2:30-32 For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.
The celebration of Christmas grows stale and jaded if we do not recognize that beyond it lies yet another day and another week and another year. Into these days Christ sends us to spend our time finding, healing, feeding, releasing, rebuilding, bringing and making. As the people of God, the friends of Christ and bearers of the Holy Spirit we rejoice in what has happened for us at Christmas. We rejoice in what awaits us as we live as salt and light among the people of this world.
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the shy is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among the brothers,
To make music in the heart.
--- Howard Thurman