I will be expanding my Advent series, Devotions to Our God in the Manger, to a longer selection in 2014. Here is a piece from week 1 in 2013. I expect to have 5 selections for most weeks in 2014. We will begin on November 30
A D V E N T 2 0 1 3: 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
This week, I too have heard Jesus at the door,
and the vibrations have tingled often in my chest,
and I have been aware, awake,
and I come to the door alive.
Whom do I see?
My neighbor is there, seeking missing mail;
Urban camper friends come, seeking
bus passes and warmth;
cold and lonely?
A young boy comes a calling,
seeking a small job to earn some bread;
ragged and lonely?
Christ is alive in my community,
as He was in Christmas past.
Christ is alive and He knocks on my door.
I am anxious now for a final Advent,
for all things new, but today He lives at my door.
(c) Tom Bolton, 2 December, 2013, Cathedral Square