December 30, 2022
Dear Lake B family and friends,
I believe I have shared this poem by Howard Thurman before. I read it every year. It is a beautiful reminder that we are a people invited NOT just to receive God’s coming into the world – but also to join with God in a vision of Peace and the fullness of life for all people.
When the Song of the Angels Is Stilled
by Howard Thurman
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and the princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.
May God give us grace as we enter 2023 together – filled with God’s spirit and open to open to God’s leading.