Here’s a thoughtful closing blessing for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day from Cheryl Lawrie.
The story tells us
that it’s those who wait in the world’s shadows
who are the first to know of the Christ-child,
born into darkness
bringing great light.
So leave here today
to be carriers of the rumour of peace
and the truth of love
into a world longing for light.
Pray for the justice another is waiting for,
and speak of the hope another needs to breathe
And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all
— written by Cheryl Lawrie, and posted on her blog [hold this space] http://holdthisspace.org.au/