On the first week of Advent my true love said to me “Hold still, this is gonna hurt.”

“Oh that you would rend the Heavens and come down…”
A plea for advent, that the rupture of our norms, our comforts and our self-satisfied religion would be complete in Him. That He would interrupt us with light and heat, that He would consume all that is not of Him.

Beautiful words and reflections. How are you waiting?

the beautiful due

Isa. 64. 1-9 KJV
Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
But we are all as an unclean thing, and…

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