The Nights Are Long

Today is the Winter Solstice. The shortest day in our part of the world. We celebrate the birth of Jesus to remind us that “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” John 1:5

Sometimes we need hope in the darkness of our days. Spend some time with this song, The Nights are Long (But Not for Long) by Steve Thorngate. May it help your hope to bloom.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95enXv6Uh1M

Words & music by Steve Thorngate

Our nights are long, but they're getting shorter
Ever since you crossed over our border.
Our candles burn while we wait for dawn.
The night is long, but not for long.

Our hope has come. Our despair is buried.
The light of the world is the child of Mary.
God in our bones, God who knows our song.
The night is long, but not for long.

It seems so hard, harder than it should be
To see the world the way it could be,
To press right on when hope is almost gone.
The night is long, but not for long.

But this world is good, good enough for Jesus
To come and live a life that frees us,
To bend toward right everything that's wrong.
The night is long, but not for long.

Our nights are long, but they're getting shorter.
These growing days show a new order.
Winter will pass. Spring will come along.
The night is long, but not for long.

We’ll be looking for you tomorrow at 10:00 am as we gather for the 4th Sunday of Advent, with the theme of Hope. Our partners from Confluence Ministries, Jude & Cindy Del Hierro will be with us. It won’t be the same without you.

Grace be with you,

Vikki

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