submitted by Eric Beene, Pastor, White Bluff Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Georgia
Almighty God, we know that the things you have done for us are great. The powerful cannot rule us, and the hungry are filled with good things. We know the greatness of your strength, and we know the unexpectedness of your mercy. So why do we try to make your coming into the world cute, cozy, and soft, like a fuzzy blanket on a cold night? Forgive us, O Lord, for the ways we reduce your glory into something easy. Prepare us, O Lord, to stop what we are doing, to look, and to listen; to let our jaws drop and let chills run up our spines; to stare wide-eyed in wonder and awe at the glory of the Lord dwelling among us. We pray in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen.