Sunday, December 15, 2013

Advent's BIG Question

Lord Christ,

We still ask the question posed two millennia ago by John the Baptist:

Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another? (from Matthew 11:1-6)

It’s the latter for many. Their savior seems to be success, celebrity, money or power.

For some there’s doubt. Their savior seems to be science, and they struggle with the virgin birth, angels singing, visions and stars.

I pray that our detours and doubt are replaced with discernment, that John’s Advent query compels a confrontation of the heart…

With God’s personal intervention.
With Christ’s message of mercy and forgiveness.
With your healing power.
With the call to repentance and transformation.
With the Holy Spirit’s guidance and inspiration.
With the promise of eternal life.
With the force of Divine Love.

Jesus, you are The One. Amen.