I started a tradition of writing a Christmas prayer or poem every year. I wanted to share this year’s with you.
Because of Your tender mercy,
the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us
You give light to us who sit in darkness, in the shadow of death
and to guide us to Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
You bring us home from our wanderings
to dwell securely and hear Your voice.
We wait for the day the wolf shall dwell with the lamb
but show us those moments of peace even now.
You promise a safe dwelling,
bring to mind thankfulness for safe people and places.
Allow us in the safety of our relationship with You
to be a person of safety for others.
Let us taste sadness, so we can savor hope.
May we know you as One who suffers alongside.
Let us feel the loneliness of waiting
so we learn to wait eagerly, with deep longing.
Come, Lord Jesus.
Come, and keep coming.
Thank you for making your dwelling in us
For allowing this broken body to be your place of safety.