Advent draws to a close. We approach Christmas with eager anticipation. Our hearts draw nearer to the Christ Child, as we move closer to that moment in the manger.
It occurred to me recently, that we experience this same anticipation as we join the Communion line and approach the Eucharist. Do we remember that we are approaching Christ? We are the shepherds in the fields~ we have been asked to come and see Him, adore Him, worship Him. The church isle becomes the field with a path leading to the manger. The lamb lies there; the unblemished, perfect sacrifice. Born in Bethlehem, the "house of bread." He waits daily for us to visit Him.
Each time we approach the Eucharist, we approach the Christ Child in the manger. We approach Christmas.
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