You are a God of unexpected places, times, and designs. The early morning fog of our minds brings us to this day; when we are stepping into the misty realities that surround us. We do not know where you will appear but we know you are already there; in that place, in that moment, beyond our comprehension anticipating our arrival. You have called us from the safety and sanctity of our homes into a world mired in the seasonal expectations of stuff and stress. May we hear the Good News today that our journey toward Bethlehem allows us to move through the demands which diminish our ability to witness to your presence in our lives. May we hear the Good News today that our journey allows us to walk away from the unneeded, embrace the necessary, and learn from our past. May we hear the Good News today that we do not make the journey to Bethlehem on our own; we take each step in the presence of the living God; the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Deborah, Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, David, Bathsheba, Mary, Jesus the Christ, and even us.
In Jesus’ Name