Here is the second reading we used for the Christmas Eve Service
Someone said to me, “If Jesus had not been born, we wouldn’t be here today. Without that baby, I might not have had my babies.”
It’s true. The direction of history has taken countless turns, and powerful moments are connected to the life of this little one.
Consider the connection between the moment this baby was born and the moment where we are right now. Consider not only the power it took to bring us to this moment, but also that we have a choice as to what we will do with it.
We could use this moment to examine ourselves, or look out and survey the wonder of everything around us. We could express our awe of this moment or just quietly appreciate it. We could use it to speak a word of love or hope or praise or longing.
The baby Jesus was born for this moment, and he offers it to us. What will we do with it?