We might take on a spiritual project this Advent. We might challenge ourselves to see and hear some new layer in the old, precious stories that present themselves to us each year. Let us invite God to plumb our depths and challenge our resting in a place for too long. Let us put on our pilgrim garb to set out for a well-known destination but in hopes that the journey will bring a new invitation for transformation. And so let us pray . . .
Grace us this week with your presence, O Lord, that we may focus our hopes and our work in you.
May these opening days of the Advent season bring us a renewed hope in Christ.
May our journey bring us a newly found freedom in the Spirit.
May we learn from the rejected cornerstone, Jesus, that our new liberation is also an invitation to transformation.
And may we await in joy the Christ’s coming as we await the fulfillment of the promises whispered to us by our maker.