sift

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(Scripture: Genesis 22:15-18)

We are your stars and sand,
Light and dust,
Vapor and fire,
Washed easily away, twinkling out of view,
Built and beloved by You.

Your covenant is strong
And your eye sees beyond
Thousands of years, failings and tears of supernova size,
To see enemy-conquerors, world-blessers,
Made glorious
By a given Son, a blessed Babe,
That You did not withhold.

Come, Love, and see beyond the actual to the true,
Sift sand and stars through the fingers that made them,
Sacrifice the Sun and scatter your fire
To the edge of the nations and beyond.

Prayer:
Jesus Christ, Word made Flesh,
As children of Abraham by faith,
We number as the sand and the stars.
Sift us and sort us,
Spread us and send us.
Cover your earth with us,
so that all might hear and believe in your name.
Amen

Suggested Hymn: O Come, O Come, Immanuel

(from “Come As a Child: A Christmastide Devotional,” prayers by Pastor Mark van Stee)

Christmastide 1: Crush
Christmastide 3: Flicker
Christmastide 4: Spill
Christmastide 5: Stifle
Christmastide 6: Squall
Christmastide 7: Plunge
Christmastide 8: Kiss
Christmastide 9: Burst

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