We go out from this time of remembering and farewell
into the world which is still festooned with the decorations of Christmas.
As we go, may we take comfort that the Babe of Bethlehem was born to share our joys and our sorrows.
May we remember that Emmanuel, God-With-Us comes to a world of struggle to bring peace, hope, joy, and love.
May the God who is revealed in a baby in a manger go with you this day.
May you remember the words of the angel “do not be afraid”
Even in the darkness of grief, may we all see the light that can not be overcome. Amen.