Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Advent daybook, 24: the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light

My Advent daybook for these 24 days of waiting. Join me, won't you?

look & listen

Light Shower
Bruce Munro
installation in Salsbury Cathedral, UK, 2010



Isaiah 9:1-7: the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light



O God, who spoke all creation into being: When you created human flesh, we betrayed you by our disobedience. Yet you chose to come among us through your Son, Jesus Christ, who suffered death on our behalf, putting an end to the power of sin and death. 

For this great gift of your steadfast love, we give you thanks. Help us, O Lord, to keep vigil this night. Help us to watch for the signs of your coming into our midst, not in the splendid palaces of power, but in hearts humbled by need. Help us to believe that the darkness of cruelty and sin will never overcome the light, and the mercy, of Christ. Help us to endure, knowing that the evil and injustice of this world cannot prevail against your Word.

We ask this in the name of your Word made flesh, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. (source)


Wait and Wonder

Advent calendar via Ambrosium


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