First Sunday After Christmas

Year A Readings:

  • Isaiah 61:10–62:2
  • Psalm 147
  • Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7
  • John 1:1-18

Son of Man

The son of man comes to earth.
Like you and me, he draws a breath.
His life is much like ours: a birth,
a coming of age, and then a death.

The son of man is the suffering servant.
He shoulders sins for a world in pain.
It is his role to lift our burden.
He suffers, he dies, he comes again.

The son of man is the sovereign power
to come in glory on judgment day.
No one knows the date and hour
our floating world will pass away.

The son of man is all in one:
person, servant, magistrate.
The faithful are one with the son of man.
He governs all, both small and great.

December 29, 2019

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