Third Week of Advent
As the darkness deepens, the promise of light grows. Awaken me to your presence in this time and within me always.
God of Hope, keep me attentive to you, leaning into you as I wait.
Scripture Reading: Luke 3:11,16
“And the crowds asked him, “What then should we do?” In reply he said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.”…John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
Read Advent Invitation a few times. Pause and reflect on a word or phrase where you are drawn.
Source of Life,
This season throws us.
While the darkness deepens,
the waiting aches for more.
It is within this aching, this grieving
that something is being born.
You invite us
to watch and wait,
to listen and follow you.
As we ask “what then shall we do?”
we wait for your answer.
We trust that as life begins
in the darkness of the womb
so your light grows in the darkness within and around us.
Therefore, we follow wherever you may lead,
even when it is hard to find our way,
for we know you lead us by the hand
towards the light that comes. Amen.