It has been an Advent of searching and finding and rejoicing in His love. Tonight we will gather to join hands and hearts and sing of His miraculous birth.
But today, as I wait, I am awash in tears. I am reminded that the same thing happened to me last year, so I share the words I posted, true then, true now...
Having time to ponder the glory of His coming, into a world as stark as this --
Yet come He did, and come again He will, not as a child but as our King. Yes, I rejoice in the wonder of His promises and the completeness of His gift, indeed my praises rise.
Still today my heart is troubled for those who do not recognize His birth or hope for His return; those who cannot see the light behind the clouds. Tears flow as my spirit aches, a groaning deep, an exhalation of sighs, every breath a prayer.
Lord, may they know You.
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. John 1:9-10 NIV