Advent – this holy time of transformation and waiting and pain and trust – begins on Sunday. I wonder what you are waiting for right now….
I wonder where you, like Mary, have been asked by God to do something you don’t feel capable of doing.
I wonder where you, like Joseph, have been asked to proceed with trust in a decision when everything you initially thought crashed down – hard.
I wonder where you have longed for the end of corrupt abuses of power (#metoo has become the very air we breathe…)
I wonder where you feel the togetherness of light and dark in your own life. It’s something I find so meaningful about Advent – how Christ comes to us in darkness. When we don’t see. Don’t expect.
And so I pray that each of us will be wide-eyed, broad-hearted, and open-minded, that God might cultivate in us a deeper awareness of God’s working.
God, my Light…
I step with hope, anticipation, trust,
into this holy season of Advent.
This season of waiting and longing.
A single star overhead
is enough light to lead me through this darkness…
to shine into even the smallest crevices of my
heart and life.
I need your light, God,
to shine on this path you’ve asked me to walk.
You say I only need light for the next step,
and once I make that one, I’ll have light
for the one after that.
So I will trust you’ll show me
what is mine to do
and where is my place to walk
and how my very living
is testimony to your
Jesus, you are the light of the world.
Fill me and make me a lamp as I journey….