Excerpt from Inward/Outward email dated 20 Dec 08
It is very remarkable that we face the thought that God is coming so calmly, whereas previously peoples trembled at the day of God, whereas the world fell into trembling when Jesus Christ walked over the earth. We have become so accustomed to the idea of divine love and of God's coming at Christmas that we no longer feel the shiver of fear that God's coming should arouse in us. (Dietrich Bonheoffer)
God of the morning,
We should be in awe,
We should be shouting in the fields,
We should be running through the streets shouting,
“You better be ready”
We see the coming birth as a day of a child,
But it is for me,
For if there is no birth,
There is no death and ressurection,
The real gift of life for me.
I pray my heart is on fire for you today.
While I await your coming.
Come and bring peace.