Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunset over Manhattan, image by Annavanilla
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
with the mountains quaking before you,
while you wrought awesome deeds we could not hope for,
such as they had not heard of from of old.
No ear has ever heard, no eye ever seen,
any God but you doing such deeds
for those who wait for him.
-Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-3
In his homily on Sunday morning, my deacon connected the Isaiah text, above, with a song from West Side Story(below). Give a listen to the song with the scripture in mind.
some days I really do need
for you to open up the heavens
and come cannonballing into my life
with help and healing!
And some days, Lord,
you seem just out of reach
when I want so much
for you to take my hand
and lead me safely
wherever it is I need to go.
Help me to trust
in these Advent days
that something great is coming,
that you are coming into my life.
Open the heavens, Lord,
and open my heart for you to enter
and dispel my fears.
I wait for you, my God... I wait for you.
H/T to GB for his homily!
Posted by Concord Pastor at 4:00 PM