Malachi 3:1 NIV
 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty.
I will send my messenger – for 400 years Gods people waited for him to fulfil his promise to send a messenger who would prepare a way for the Lord to return. Sadly, when he did come many missed it and so failed to recognise in the baby born at Bethlehem as the one who brings salvation, life and hope. As we look forward to Christmas , let us celebrate Gods love and the new relationship he has promised.
Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes, Let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore you
Hope of a life spent with you