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We first saw Jesus a baby in a crib.
This same Lord Jesus today has come to live in our
world; he is present, in neighbors we see our
Jesus is with us, and ever sets us free!
(All Earth is Hopeful ELW 266 v. 4)

From crib to cross, from infant to Immanuel, we see Jesus in the face of all others, neighbor near and far. Free in faith to serve them. Free in faith to serve the other. Free in faith through Christ. Amen! Come Lord Jesus!

Lord we praise you for the gift of your Son, our Lord, Jesus. Let our freedom in faith flower in fearless favor for others—for neighbor, for enemy, for those distant in politics, gender, sexuality, race, and those near, that your love is shared with all. Amen