“The Handmaid of The Lord”

Khê Kinh Kha

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“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,
which means “God is with us” (Matthew 1:23)

We ponder the Mystery of the Incarnation as we prepare our minds and hearts to celebrate on Christmas Day the indescribable GIFT of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who came down from heaven to us as one of us.

He comes to us right here on earth.
Right here in the midst of our happiness, our joys, our sorrows, our sadness, our ups, our downs, our problems and
our concerns. He walks with us through all the events of our everyday living.

“Have we opened our eyes to see Him?
Have we opened our ears to hear Him and
Have we opened our minds and hearts to experience His Living Presence?

Each day we submit to you, O Lord,
All our souls and all our beings,
For, we know you are with us and in us
In ev’rything we are doing and serving.
In temptation or in uncertainty.

When anxiety and trouble crush down on us
And darkness conquers over our mind and vision
You are the guiding light for us to see,
Shining forth to our direction and destination.

Each day, O Lord, we lift up our pure hearts,
The wholeness of us, consecrated, completely,
To you, in ev’ryday of our lowly lives
You gift us love, you gift us wisdom,
You gift us vision of eternal light.

Though if our earthly lives could span thousand and thousand years
Still, how could we repay, O Lord, how could we repay?
For, our lives are blessed with Your fullness, always
Like the sun rising in the East every morning
Like ocean waves dancing to the shore, endlessly,
For Your sake, O Lord, we are conforming
Yes, conforming our will to yours,
Like flowers blossom, fruit ripens, in the obedience

You are, Lord, you are the blood flowing in our hearts
The air we are breathing every second,
How can we live without you, how can we live without you – Lord
Like river water longing to the sea,
Like fish and water, bees and flowers, inseparable,
Yes inseparable!
All of our souls, O Lord, all of our minds, all of our planning
Consecrated, ev’ryday, to You O Lord, solemnly.
Yes solemnly.

Jesus wants nothing more than to born within each of us.
Will we let him?
Will we find new ways to give birth to Jesus in our hearts, our souls, our minds, and in the world?
Will we, like Mother Mary, say:
“I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be DONE to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38)


Khê Kinh Kha

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