Monday, December 14, 2015

Embraced Gift- Advent 16

Embraced Gift- Advent 16

The babe that comes
 to meet us in the margins.
Embraces the ones who don't measure up,
fall short,
and keep on making
 the same mistakes over and over.
And that is me.
In this broad view of humanity-
we sometimes spike cynic views
with small expectations.
Or perhaps, we expect miracle works,
and turn away disappointed when an 
answer is "not now".

"May all kings fall down before him,
all nations give him service.
For he delivers the needy when they call,
the poor and those who have no helper."
Psalm 72: 11-12

And this Psalm meets us all-
 because we are all needy.

Lord, meet me this Advent 
in the areas of blatant need 
and those I cannot even see.
Let me rest- embraced.

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