But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
who are one of the little clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to rule in Israel,
whose origin is from of old,
from ancient days.
Therefore he shall give them up until the time
when she who is in labor has brought forth;
then the rest of his kindred shall return
to the people of Israel.
And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great
to the ends of the earth;
and he shall be the one of peace. ~ Micah 5:2-5a
The door has been opened.
The table set.
And the places filled.
Now all that is left is to bask in the wonderfulness of it.
To feel the love flowing from cup to cup.
Love flowing from the tenderest, smallest of places.
The most unassuming of places.
Hope brings together.
Peace makes sure there is room for all.
Joy is felt when everyone is satisfied.
And then all that is left is love.
Can you see it?
Love come down! Amen