The life and love of God made flesh…
who dwelt among us*
which we have heard,
which we have seen with our eyes,
which we looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life –
the life was made manifest*…
placed tiny in a mother’s womb,
born a helpless babe,
a firstborn growing boy with a heart that pumped and lungs that filled;
doing the things that boys must do.
He looked with eyes that really saw, spoke words that went straight to the heart and walked on feet that got dirty. He sat when he was tired, was thirsty and drank, hungered and needed to eat. He slept and got up early and knelt down to pray. His lap held children, his hands touched lepers, the blind, the deaf , and lifted a dead child to life. He got angry, he spoke, he marveled, he suffered, he cried, he loved…
In this the love of God was made manifest among us…
God sent His Son into the world.*
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought to love one another.*
God You ARE love.
You love abides in me as I abide in You.
Because of this I have confidence for the day of judgment, and will not fear.
I have come to know and believe the love You have for me.*
I love because You first loved me.*
Perfect Your love in me as I love the people You love.
Oh Lord, we wait for You;
Your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.
My soul yearns for You in the night;
my spirit within me earnestly seeks You.*
*Jn.1:14; 1Jn.1:1-2; 1Jn4:9; vs11; vs16; vs19; Is.26:8-9