Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Stay Awake


Daily reading: Mark 13:24-37
Wednesday December 5, 2018

Focus passage: Watch out! Stay alert! You don’t know when the time is coming.  Mark 13:33

We are called to stay awake and alert because incarnation is risky business. 
The universe will reverberate with the coming of Christ as the sun and moon become dark, stars will fall from the sky and other heavenly bodies will shake as angels come to gather the chosen people. 
In other words, this second Advent will be the end of the world as we know it.  This coming of Christ is completely and utterly out of our hands and that is hard for us to grasp hold of.   
It reminds us that we are not God and we cannot control or protect God. 
The seasons will change, kings will rise and fall from power, nations will too rise and fall, but God will remain constant. 
No one knows when the day or hour will come.  But for those who watch and wait, they will know the time is coming near just as we know when the seasons are changing. 

Prayer:  Holy one, awaken us to your presence this Advent season.  Amen.

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