Saturday, December 24, 2011

On the Eve

Today we will prepare pies and ginger bars; we will lay out our clothes to wear to Church this evening; gifts will be placed under the tree...

and yet, hearts are hurting here in this house.  Assumptions made, a person absent, wounds deep, resentment.  Fake smiles and covering up over the hurt.

It is hard to come to this house where He is not truly the focus.  Prayers that throughout this day we can be present to one another and bring Him here to THIS manger, this hovel, these hearts, this world (my world) that needs Him.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel...

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