God asks us to give away everything of ourselves. The gift of greatest efficacy and power that we can offer God and creation is not our skills, gifts, abilities and possessions…In the end, when all other human gifts have met their inevitable limitation, it is the recollected one, the bold virgin with a heart in love with God who makes a sanctuary of her life, who delivers Christ, who then delivers us…What if instead of doing something, we were to become something special? Be a womb. Be a dwelling for God. Be surprised. ~Loretta Ross-Gotta, Watch For The Light
May your homes, your tables and your very lives become spaces for God to dwell. May your heart be opened more and more, to the practice of hospitality, to the offering of grace and the making of space for others to come in and meet Christ, just as they are. May you know the same welcome in God’s presence, the comfort and promise of mercy, the joy of Light born into the darkness. May your cup overflow this season with the fullness of God’s joy, and may the love of the Lord satisfy your every longing, as He is here among us now, and as we await His coming again.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written,“He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor;his righteousness endures forever.”He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.(2 Corinthians 9:8-11)
From all of us at GraceTable, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!
For the person at your table who desperately needs to smile.
For those who cannot help themselves.
rainy snowy day.
For when you don’t know how to celebrate Christmas in a world gone mad.