After four weeks of eager waiting and longing, we are finally on the threshold of Christmas. The coming God is always coming. He is always on the way, always on a pilgrimage to people, always trying to reach us and touch us. He quietly stands at the door of our hearts, gently knocking, hoping for a response which will allow him to enter.
Whenever God comes, he brings many gifts, the greatest of which is the gift of himself. But in giving himself, he touches some very vulnerable areas of our being. He heals our trauma, lightens our anxiety and soothes our wounded hearts. He casts out fear and our hearts become open to embrace him, the God of love who brings hope, light and peace.
After weeks of longing and preparation, he will once again be born in our midst. Let us offer him our homage. Now just as our God is a Coming God who is always coming to us, let us also be a Coming People who are always coming to him, not just with our petitions, but with songs of praise and thanksgiving.
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