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December 24 / 25, 2010
December 24, 2007
Edwards (Knox) United Church
Merry Christmas to all.
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The Rev. Dr. George Hermanson
We gather to catch our breath, to clear out the busyness of the days, to awaken out imaginations. We gather to rehearse, retell, and re-sing a formative story of our faith. We come to reflect and sing. In this time there is a note of wild and joyous exuberance in the songs we sing. "Rejoice! Exult! Sing aloud! Shout! I will bring you home says the Lord" No wonder these phrases get picked up in great liturgical music. It is hard to sit still. Isaiah sings: "Surely God is my salvation! My Strength! Sing aloud! Sing for Joy!" Mary belts out her song. She sings with confidence in what God has done.