Monday, November 30, 2009

Better to Receive, to Give

As we go our ways
as we walk all of our days
better to give than to receive
just as we are told

But in this moment, in this season
a changing of our minds
the joy of Christmas
in the gift we all have received
The one gift, Jesus Christ

God, love, born as a child
humble, in a manger bed
This man, this servant
going as the master led
even to the cross

Better than any gift
we give or we receive
On him should be our sights
his star guiding our days

Better to receive,
Christ into our hearts,
to give his message to all;
God loves us
his arms are open wide
to all who accept his gift

November 30, 2009
Isaiah 2:1-4
Jeremiah 33:14-15
Luke 1:46-50 (Call to Worship) and
sermon, “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
November 29, 2009
First Sunday of Advent
part of a series of sermons,
using the Advent Conspiracy

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