Sunday, December 23, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Today's text

Isaiah 9:1

“For a son has been born for us, a son has been given to us, and dominion has been laid upon his shoulders; and this is the name he has been given, Wonderful-Counselor, Mighty-God, Eternal-Father, Prince-of-Peace.”

O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.

Come, Desire and King of the nations;
satisfy our hearts’ longing.

You are the great giving of God,
the hunger of every human heart.
In you the Holy One shares the treasure of
divine life with we,
the dying.
And die we do; a thousand times and more
while yet we breathe.

We crave your nearness, longing to be filled
with the Fullness of
you who are Life.

Come, free us from the melancholy of any moment
without you.
Fill the yawning emptiness that our precious tears of
joy may give you proper praise.
Draw us into your immense generosity that our
withered hearts and weary world may
wax fragrant with your beauty.

Come, Desire of the Nations. Fill our restless hearts

Pr. David L. Miller

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