Lord,

You are the creator of all that has ever been and ever will be. The Alpha and Omega of the cosmos. So vast that we will never be able even to begin to comprehend You.

Yet You have chosen to come to us. Not only that, You have done it by becoming one of us in the most unlikely way imaginable – as a baby born to a young unmarried virgin whose name was Mary. And this means that You are no longer incomprehensible to us, but real. So real. Because when we look at the face of that baby, we see You.

And so our prayer this final Sunday of Advent is very simple. May we look more often at the face of the babe in the manger. May we see more clearly who he is. And may we be filled to overflowing with Good News of a Great Joy.

We pray this in his name.

Amen.