Creating Promise

Dear Christmas Creators,

“Genesis not only says that God creates, but that God created each of us to be creative as well. God gives us the joy of joining with God in creating something out of nothing; The human is first of all a promise-making, promise-keeping, promise-breaking creature.” Martin Buber (As quoted by H. Richard Niebuhr in “Radical Monotheism and Western Culture, Faber & Faber, 1943, 41.)

God has created once more the Christ Child is born this day! Each heart has now become the manger of Jesus' birth. May our prayer be that this Christmas and into 2019 the creative process begun in Genesis, fulfilled on Christmas for all eternity, is embraced within us now. What might God create anew within you? Do you hear the voice of God calling you into a promise?

Prayers: For Judy Leitch (Rob's mother) who was hospitalized this Christmas,for leaders of government, for the Dietvorst family who mourn the deaths of Jim’s mother and Diana’s father, for the hungry and the homeless.

The words of Bono ring in my ears this Christmas season, “…heaven on earth we need it now…,” as U2 sings “Peace on Earth/Walk On.”

Merry Christmas,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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