Elder's Prayer - December 20, 2020
Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday
Lord as we gather today, this Lord’s day before we celebrate the birth of our Messiah, we are reminded once again of the promise and purpose of his incarnation.
He came as your servant to open the eyes of the blind and ultimately to bring justice to a fallen world that is so desperately in need. As your word says he came to all who are weary and burdened by sin and the struggles of life.
He himself tells us that He came to bring us rest from our burdens -- the kind of rest that is found in Him alone.
He came to invite us to take His yoke that we may learn from Him -- the one who is the author and perfecter of faith -- the creator of all things. He demonstrated to us in His earthly ministry that He is gentle and humble in heart, and that he will not break the bruised reed or quench the faintly burning wick.
He came to invite us to find rest for our souls -- for His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.
Lord help us to meditate on this sweet invitation of our Savior throughout this season and for the rest of our earthly lives.
Help us to share his invitation with those you have sovereignly put in our lives who may still be blind to truth and imprisoned in darkness. We pray this would be the season of salvation for those who have thus far resisted your gift of eternal life.
Lord we pray your light would shine into dark hearts and those who are captive of sin would be released from their dungeons.
We give thanks today for the light you brought into the world and each of our lives. May we celebrate and cherish that greatest of all gifts today and every day.
It’s in Christ’s name we pray, amen.