The Weary World Rejoices: A Christmas Lament

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices.

Lord, we are weary.

We are weary from a year of senseless tragedy. We can barely stomach the next headline.

Refugees fleeing their homelands by the millions.

Blood on the streets of Paris.

Police and civilian tension.

Another cruel beheading.

Another mass shooting.

A friend with cancer.

A painful divorce.

A miscarriage.

Another…another.

Lord, we are weary.

And yet, the weary world rejoices.

For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

We rejoice because the darkness gives way to the dawn.

We rejoice because of the hope this child in the manger brings.

We rejoice because God has not left us alone but has entered into this world.

We rejoice because he is working right now to redeem all of which we are so weary from.

Lord, we are weary and yet, we rejoice. 

We rejoice in your Son.

We rejoice in your salvation.

We rejoice in your new creation.

Lord, we are weary and yet, we rejoice…for we have hope.

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