Holiday cheer, festive hymns and glittering lights...why on earth would we cry? Tears come as things change. The old passes away, and we feel deep pain or intense joy. God hears our cry and brings hope. Something new is being born. The difficult journey to Bethlehem, relegation to a stable, the birth pangs... our cry gives way as God comes into the world. New life. God with us.
– Sarah Tipton is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bishop Gadsden and a member of Grace Church Cathedral
We're sharing a new word each day from December 2-25, 2018, with meditations and images from people around our diocese.