Merry Christmas, everyone.

May the Lord, who is merciful and loving, grant you peace and strength for the coming year, as it looks like we may need both in excess.

Thank you, heavenly Father, for loving us so much that You would send Your one and only son to die for our salvation.

Thank you, Jesus, for being obedient to Your Father, and sharing in His love for us, that you would leave the throne of Heaven to die for our sins.

Amen!