The lighting of the Advent Wreath
A Time for Reflection
I asked God—
what about my
or the way I leave all the cabinets
open in the kitchen?
What about the way I can be dramatic,
drumming up a fight, only to
hand out apologies like souvenirs?
What about the way I second-guess myself,
let shame drive, or stay quiet when I
have something to say?
What about the way I chase accomplishments
like a dog with a bone?
that I’m terrible at prayer and
cannot help but yawn during church?
My baggage might be too big for the van.
God called me by my first and middle name,
which always means business,
Who told you that you were too much?
Sugar, there is so much room for you here.
So that’s when I grabbed a seat
and we hit the road
and I knew right then
that the rumors were true.
There is room.
There is room.
Hymn: #103 All earth is waiting
Hymn Through the ages (from Sanctified Art)
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Anthem – People look east M. Archer
Prayers of the People
Hymn – #110 Come, though long-expected Jesus
Postlude – Hyfrydol arr. R. Schram