From the final Gospel of Advent*
“In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us” (Lk 1:78)
And isn’t that how God always happens.
Breaking upon us.
Seemingly not there, and then suddenly there.
There like never before.
There all along.
We see the dawn coming. We know the dawn comes. And yet, to experience it takes one’s breath away.
Thank you, God, for those divine shocks.
Thank you for the Dawn from on High.
Let that Dayspring break upon us. Today and always.
*yes, missing in action this year due to Dec 24th falling on a Sunday