|Painting by Katie Matheny|
We are an impatient and busy people. We are propelled into Christmas and swept away by activity. We quickly become hopeless, bogged down by loneliness and busyness. Remind us of Your hope. Help us to slow down and savor Advent. Teach us in this rhythm of expectation to see you at work in our lives and in the world.
Your son was not born in a castle to strong rulers. He was born in a barn to a vulnerable young woman. Open our eyes to the vulnerable around us in our own communities and in our global home. Equip us, Your people, to fill in the valleys and make the rough, smooth.*
|Photo credit: rosipaw on Flickr|
Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. To make the most of this day, I will be sharing many worthy non-profits on social media. If you aren’t already, follow me on Facebook or Twitter. I pray we all recognize what the life of Jesus was all about.