Our Hope Is In You

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The following is from Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen which I began reading this week. I absolutely LOVE the prayer.

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. Isaiah 11:1-3

We welcome you, small child of Bethlehem, whose coming we await with quiet attention. Shield us from the shouts, the screams, the empty promises of the season, and encourage us to turn our hopes to your coming. We know that the promise is hidden in the stable in Bethlehem and rooted in the offspring of Jesse; let us look for our salvation there. Amen.

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  1. wow — that was amazing. What a video.

    I totally feel the same way — every year, after opening all the presents, you think “I won’t do this again. I won’t let it get out of control.”

    but you do.

    anyway, great post.

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