Hail Brave Hearts
Tis the season for joy and merriment. Tis the season of love and goodwill. Tis the season for kindness and hope, peace on Earth. Joy to all of you, during this blessed Christmas time.
Soon the journey begins, long and tiresome, weary and weighty. A child must be born. Take us to shelter, to a hospital or an inn. Take us to a safe place, a place where this life can begin. Take us to a warm place, a secure place, a restful place. Take us to the inn, where we can finally relax and end this weary journey. But no, not an inn, just a stable, that is all that there is left for you.
So in this lowly stable, where quiet animals lay, comes the gift that the world is waiting for, on this blessed Christmas day. A joy heralded by trumpets, by angels song from on high, by gifts of riches from the Maji, follow the star. Follow the star, from wherever you are, it will lead you to the destiny. A destiny of wonder, of peace on Earth and love. Follow the star to the holy place, to life of joy and peace. To the fulfillment of a prophecy where love will never cease.
Joy to you, almighty human, for this magnificent birth. For now the hours of darkness, will change to peace on Earth. For Gods good will is with us, on these holy days. Throughout the year send praises and this lord will guide your way. Through scriptures and prophecy and an ever changing world, this light still shines among us, prevailing in compassion and good will.
This child is born in a stable, a low and meager place. Free us from oppression, oh great king of kings. Free us from slavery. Anyone can come from here, to the greatness of the almighty ones, if they strive and work and persevere, just like you, oh gracious child. Just like you, to work so hard, to overcome that birth, to bring the message of this God, goodwill to all, Peace on Earth.
The animals lay quietly, they too have a place, in this great scheme of wonder, Gods eternal place. All of creation are cared for, with a place for each of them. This is the land of the Almighty, this great planet Earth.
Peace to you at Christmas time, peace throughout the year. Bring an end to hardship, celebrate your gifts with good cheer.
The hour is upon us, soon the star will shine. Light your life forever, darkness dims behind.
Written by Dr. Louise Hayes
December 18, 2018