Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Celebrating Christmas: An Advent Prayer

New York City Blizzard 2010
{Photo by Sarah Ackerman}


An Advent Prayer:

As the snow blankets muddy streets,
dresses naked tree branches,
and covers the blemishes my footprints make
with its glorious, fresh white,
I pray,
oh,
I pray
that I would remember

one little Snowflake

grew into a Blizzard,

covered all the blemishes

of a dreary, dirty, dingy world.

And I pray,
yes,
I pray
my heart would be entrenched,
smothered,
completely coated
in the bright white Gift of Grace
You so brilliantly offered us
that very first Christmas.


Reposted from Dec. 5, 2010.

ShareThis