Pastor David reads Isaiah 8:16-9:1 and offers a prayer from Jane Deren:
Christ, we await your coming.
And we respond to your invitation
to journey to the holy mountain,
where there is “no harm or ruin,”
and where the lion can lie down with the lamb.
Help us to be like John the Baptist
so we may recognize and announce
your love to a world in darkness.
Spark our creativity so we may
create the way to your peace and justice,
working with our sisters and brothers
to open new vistas, to promote new ways
of being in community and in communion.
May the wings of the Holy Spirit open softly within us,
gracing us with inspiration
so our waiting itself becomes the place of a new creation.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, December 14, 2020