Almighty God, you are the author of salvation. You are the Father who gave us the Son. May we lift you high in our celebration of His birth. Holy God, make a way where there seems to be none for your word to be studied and absorbed. There is nothing too hard for you. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, who is our Immanuel, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19 ESV)