Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Today's text

Isaiah 9:1

“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; on the inhabitants of a country in shadow dark as death light has blazed forth.”

O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

Come, O Dayspring, dazzling star of everlasting tomorrow.
Illumine our hearts that we may see your new age.
We weary of this one.

The challenges of our days drain us dry, sapping
our souls of the joy you crave for all you love.

Let us see the beauty of your blessed face and glimpse
he world’s future, our future, and know:
it is you.
You are the future, the rose-glow dawning of love
everlasting, which no death can hold.

So come, convince our souls that we belong to
your tomorrow that joy might fill our
frame, and your beauty may glow from our depths.
Draw us beyond our fears and exhaustion into
the world of your grace that we may ever watch for
the light that shines on those who dwell in deep darkness.

Come, O Dayspring. Illumine us with the light of your tomorrow that
we might live today.

Pr. David L. Miller

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