Saturday, December 12, 2009

Second Saturday of Advent

Please read Psalm 80:1-3, 17-19

Come, God-with-us:
who braves our rejection and hurt,
to show your love and acceptance.

Come, God-for-us:
who whispers
in our ears
that we -
each of us -
are your Beloved children.

Come, God-under-us:
who cradles us
in arms that never grow weary;
whose lap has room enough
for all.

Come, God-over-us:
who watches
in the long silence of the night,
that we might rest in your peace.

Come, God-beside-us:
who steadies us
when we falter,
who lifts us up
when we fall.

Come, God-behind-us:
who picks up all the faded dreams
we drop along the way,
weaving them into your hope.

O come, o come,
Shepherd of your people,
and we will rejoice forever!

(c) Thom M. Shuman

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