God With Us
Oh Immanuel, God with us, truly in this Advent season we celebrate that you are not hidden in some faraway cloud, but you chose to be with us in the blur and mystery of our lives.
In the midst of lists and rush, you are with us as a song that echoes in our minds, as the light of a candle, as a card from a friend. They are signs of your presence.
We turn to you this season and pray that you would birth joy and
healing, blessing and hope in us.
Let something wonderful begin in us, something only love can give birth to, something surprising and holy.
May your hand be upon us. Let your love fill us. Let your joy
overwhelm us, your peace settle in us, and your hope overwhelm us.
Let our longing for you be met on a coming holy night. Immanuel with us once again.