Tue 15 Dec 2009
I thought this was really great and encouraging. During this finals week, and during this holiday season, our College President is PRAYING FOR US!!! Here’s what she sent us:
Dear Messiah Students,
As the Christmas season approaches, I want to take this opportunity to wish you a time of much-needed rest and renewal as you enjoy spending time with family and friends. I know that many of you are very tired as you approach the end of the semester and I want to encourage you to do all that you can to finish well, and then take a much-needed respite from the day-to-day rigors of college life!
As we anticipate the celebration of the Incarnation – the miracle of the living God coming to dwell with us, I would like to share a prayer that I recently read in “Connections.”
“Life is a constant Advent season: we are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfill. Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfillment are all part of our Advent experience.
The world is not as just, not as loving, not as whole as we know it can and should be. But the coming of Christ and his presence among us – as one of us – gives us reason to live in hope: that light will shatter the darkness, that we can be liberated from our fears and prejudices, that we are never alone or abandoned.
May this Advent season be a time for bringing hope, transformation and fulfillment into the Advent of our lives.”
This is my prayer for each one of you as you complete this semester and prepare yourselves for the fulfillment of Advent in your lives! Have a joyous Christmas!
Grace and Peace,