Beautiful Are They Who Bring Love
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, . . .” (Isaiah 52:7).
It is Christmas! It is the most wondrous feast—the birthday of the One who came to show us a God of love. How beautiful are the feet of those who walk the extra step across a room to great someone with whom they have had differences. How beautiful are the feet of those who move about in the kitchen making the special foods and serving the guests who gather. How beautiful are the feet of those who not only go to church services but whom also fully participate by greeting others joyfully, praying and singing whole-heartily. How beautiful are the feet of those who walk into homeless shelters or places of little comfort to bring some of their own abundance. How beautiful are the feet of our Avera employees who work this day in our hospitals and nursing homes attending to the needs of our residents and patients, instead of being at the table of their loved ones.
Yes, how beautiful are all those who walk this day with the intention of love in their hearts, for they are living the message of the One who came so long ago. This Word of Love brought us glad tidings. We carry these glad tidings of abundant Love within us. The Christ who was born two thousand years ago lives on in us. As our feet take us near and far, let us continue being the Christ to one another.
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels;
O come, let us adore Him; O come, let us adore Him;
O come, let us adore Him; Christ, the Lord. Amen.
Sister Lucille Welbig, PBVM
Avera System Chair