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Tippe Talk

Dec 16, 2021

Is it all sewn up -- my life? Is it at this point so predictable, so orderly, so neat, so arranged, so right, that I don't have time or space for listening for the rustle of angel's wings or running to stables to see a baby? Could this be what He meant when He said, ‘Listen, those who have ears to hear... Look, those who have eyes to see?’ 

Lord, tell me my life is not all sewn up and that there is still time for me to travel with Joseph and Mary... that there is still room for me in the the manger...this season. 

O God, give me the humbleness and the beginning trust of Daddy Joseph and Mommy Mary who believed beyond the facts of life and lived into faith.  His love, Her Love must have been great to have trusted so deeply! 

Lord, shape my faith!  Help me my me my life.  Help me see and hear You above all else. 

I so long for the “quite enough” of Bethlehem in my life!  May this season be the Advent of me!  Holiness, may I find renewal as I resist the ways of the world and lean into the Holiness of daily life.  May I pay attention, be astonished, and tell about it!  I lean into the mystery of Your presence. 

The Advent of our Lord is now…US!  Once again, Christ is about to be birthed…within us. And so it is: The season renews us, enabling us to recognize and resist that which is not life-giving, that not of God’s deepest desires for us. Yes, this season of living into the mystery is a blessing! 

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