A D V E N T 2 0 1 4: D E V O T I O N S T O O U R G O D I N T H E M A N G E R
Week 1 Stay Awake
I want to crack open the best fruit today,
but the new shoot on which it will perch has just started up.
As before, I am seeking wisdom, knowledge;
as a boy, I seek a mighty counselor,
Abba, strong and sure.
Impatiently, I wait.
I see the green fruit, ripe and luscious,
and I am almost deceived,
I do not do well to do without,
but I know to wait now.
My questions are deep, barely-formed,
and I am anxious anew.
I seek new rooms, new places,
and I wait.
Anxiously, I seek to crack open new fruit.
My Christmas stocking is there, still empty.
(c) Tom Bolton, 2 December 2013, Downtown
I expanded my Advent Devotional in 2014, and have been working on re-editing and publishing a hard copy. It looks like it will be distributed in October 2016.
In 2015, my Advent Devotions will be focused on Repentance and then two weeks on Joy.