“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34: 8
As the season of Advent begins, the nights grow long. So too- our lists lengthen, our schedules fill; our burdens seem to have grown. The weight seems heavy- we carry much. We may feel tired. There is time, room, and strength simply because there is grace. One more at table, one more to visit, one more to shelter.
Let us be blessed simply because Grace is. Grace is ever present in all our worry, in all our busy. The Lord is our refuge. We have much. Let us see this as our truth. Take it in and allow whatever is placed on our “plate” to be tasted and seen—good in the Light of Grace. We taste and see that God is good. Let us ask this question and try this simple act of prayer.
What item on our list, what worry, what unknown variable, can we give to God so we might create space for the Light of Christ?
A Simple Act of Prayer
Light a small candle.
Light it with a simple prayer.
May this light be as Christ’s Light.
Be with that light for a few moments; take in the glow and scent.
Call to mind one item, worry, or the unknown that perplexes.
With a deep breath, blow out the candle and watch the smoke rise up.
As this smoke rises, I give my prayer to you Christ,
trusting You will tend to every need.
I am with You and You with me.
Watch the smoke rise until it clears.
by Submitted by Community Contribution 2016
May such a prayer be sent up and may space be cleared within –
to be open to the light beyond the candle- the Light of Christ.
May we be blessed and take refuge in this Light.
In Christ Name, we pray, Amen.