Watch (Pt. 4)
Show us how to watch for
the coming of your Son.
Help us to watch for his coming
to us in unexpected ways.
Help us to move beyond our established
categories and preconceived notions
about what it means for Jesus to come.
Help us to be alert to ways he might come
to us that could be so unexpected that,
if we don’t keep our eyes, our minds, and
our hearts open, we might miss him.
Cause us always to be aware that no
one knows what’s in your mind and
that your ways are not our ways.
Make us extraordinarily cautious
about listening to those who think they
have his next coming all figured out.
After all, it’s not like anybody
expected him to be born in a stable . . .