(The Word) made His dwelling among us – John 1:1-18
By the tender mercy of God,
love has broken upon us!
Light is given where once there was darkness
and hope where there was none.
We bless you, Abba Father,
for you have visited your people
in one like us in all things but sin,
and in human frailty you have revealed
the face of divinity.
Gather into your arms
all the peoples of the world,
so that in your embrace
we may find blessing, peace,
and the fullness of our inheritance
as your daughters and sons. Amen.