contemplative reading for the Watchnight service…
In a stable, 2000 years ago
an act of audacious love brought a tiny baby into a broken world,
placed him in the arms of Mary and Joseph,
and turned the world upside down.
And when hope took a human shape
those that the world rejected found company,
those who knew no place they were loved found a home,
those trapped in guilt and anger and despair found wholeness,
those longing for justice and peace found joy.
This audacious love
has not stopped
trying to bring hope to birth in this broken world.
It’s just looking again for a space to be born
and for arms that are open
ready to take hold of hope.