December 6, 2017
0

Psalm 65:5 By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance,
    O God of our salvation;
you are the hope of all the ends of the earth
    and of the farthest seas.

(c) Bonnie Oden

O come, O come, Emmanuel.

We have a false sense of security all around us:

The light comes from a switch.

The food comes from a box.

The water comes from a bottle.

The word comes from an advertisement.

The group leaves people out…on purpose.

We are separated from you.

O come, O come, Emmanuel.

Free us in waiting to let go of ourselves and to choose you.

O come, O come, Emmanuel.

Your light is filled with expectancy.

Your food provides growth in gestation.

Your water refreshes with peace

You lead us to joy.

O come, O come, Emmanuel so that we may rejoice with you!!

(c) 2017 Rev. Lil Smith
Spiritual Director and Supervisor
Retreat House Spirituality Center

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.