Thursday, December 15, 2016

Advent: Unexpected...

you come in unexpected ways...

We expected a warrior.
You came a peacemaker.

We expected power and strength!
You came a helpless baby.

We expected royalty.
You came a humble poor peasant.

We expected political power.
You came preaching "love your enemy."

We expected the Messiah to be properly born.
You came born in an animal feeding trough.

Wow! We really don't understand your ways.
So give us new eyes to see;
new ears to hear;
reset our expectations
and open us to the unusual ways you are working already in the world.

This prayer is inspired by the below linked video about how God does things in unexpected ways.

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