Saturday, 14 December 2013

Advent. Choices

Zechariah chose to listen - eventually.
Obedience brought true a promise.

Mary chose to listen - immediately.
Obedience fulfilled the Promise.

Joseph chose to listen - while dreaming.
Obedience provided for the Promise.

Wise men chose to watch - stargazing.
Obedience brought precious gifts to the One promised.

Shepherds chose to visit. Watching
the coming of the Promised king.

Good choices, wisely made.

I think of choices. I think of Daniel, who chose to worship. He chose to recognize that God loved him. He chose to keep community with others and to serve his oppressors, even when everything had been taken from him. Even his name.

This, then, is how we live. To choose God. Every day.

"choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

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