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

Reposted from Dec. 5, 2010.