December 3–24

Despite the darkness and despair that pervades the world, we are called to rejoice. The promise of God's presence in Christ brings hope and liberation from fear and loneliness. This good news is for all people and is the power that overcomes sin, shame and gloom. This Christmas, let’s embrace the hope of Christ together and let His light dispel the darkness. Rejoice!

Long lay the world in sin and error pining
'Til He appears and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices.
—O Holy Night