An Advent Offering from Rhesa:

Isaiah 9:2-7

2-7 The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light.
For those who lived in a land of deep shadows—
light! sunbursts of light!
You repopulated the nation,
you expanded its joy.
Oh, they’re so glad in your presence!
Festival joy!
The joy of a great celebration,
sharing rich gifts and warm greetings.
The abuse of oppressors and cruelty of tyrants—
all their whips and cudgels and curses—
Is gone, done away with, a deliverance
as surprising and sudden as Gideon’s old victory over Midian.
The boots of all those invading troops,
along with their shirts soaked with innocent blood,
Will be piled in a heap and burned,
a fire that will burn for days!
For a child has been born—for us!
the gift of a son—for us!
He’ll take over
the running of the world.
His names will be: Amazing Counselor,
Strong God,
Eternal Father,
Prince of Wholeness.
His ruling authority will grow,
and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.
He’ll rule from the historic David throne
over that promised kingdom.
He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing
and keep it going
With fair dealing and right living,
beginning now and lasting always.
The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies
will do all this.

 

light for 12.23O Season of Light

Shine down on us

Reminding us of the Source of Light

Warming us with love.


O Season of Light

Shine among us

Reminding us of the Power of Light

Drawing us toward unity.

 

O Season of Light

Shine from within us

Reminding us of the Intimacy of Light

Driving out our darkness.

 

O Season of Light

Attract us with beauty

Blind us with tangible love

Engulf us with hope.

 

Peace,

Rhesa

 

 

 

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