Come Soon, Emmanuel !

We remain steadfast, O Emmanuel.
We, oh so patiently, (or not so), await the day
of the celebration of Your miraculous birth.

We eagerly await Your final arrival even more!

For we are in the season of hope amid
worldly despair.
We have political upheaval.
Truth trampled in the dust.
We have riots in the streets.
Murder
Mayhem
Tyranny masked as benevolence.
Unborn children being slaughtered.
Unspeakable persecution.
Violation in every form.
Betrayal
Blasphemy and Mockery
Treason
Injustice
Brutality and Cruelty
Diseases and one of the worst
pandemics in history destroying lives and
also sapping the health and strength of of our country.

I could go on and on, and, though this situation
is nothing new in the world, it seems much worse,
I guess because it is happening to us right now.

It can all be summed up thus:

Evil is running rampant through the world . . .
And thus we need you, Our Emmanuel, more than ever!


I dislike bringing this all up at my beloved Christmastime,

But it all seems to be the exact motive, reason, and purpose
for Christmas – to save us from ourselves!
So bring on Christmas,
And God, please come quickly,
we desperately need you!

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o’er the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai’s height,
In ancient times did’st give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

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