Come Lord Jesus
Dec. 16, 2016 at 1:24 p.m.
Updated Dec. 16, 2016 at 1:23 p.m.
Some days it feels like our lives are scattered in pieces all over the floor. We try to pick them up and put them back together, but we can’t. We spend our days not living, but looking for missing pieces – desperately trying to restore some semblance of normal to the chaos of our minds, hearts and circumstances.
“We are broken, God,” we cry out. “Save us.” You look at us through eyes of love and mercy, and gently remind us that You already have.
Then we remember. Forgive us for forgetting the greatest miracle of all: You sent your Son into the darkness of the world to save us and walk among us so we would never have to walk alone. We praise and thank you, O Holy God, for becoming incarnate in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior.
We thank you, Lord Jesus, that you take our sins, mistakes and failures and through your redeeming grace, weave them into a beautiful tapestry. Only you have the power to calm the seas of our too-busy lives. Only you can bring order to our chaos and provide meaning in the mundane tasks and lonely days we sometimes experience.
In the very circumstances that tend to overwhelm us, Jesus, you give us abundant joy – not in spite of them, but in the midst of them. This joy is built on your love that nothing can change. Nothing in this life can touch or break through the wall of your love which surrounds us.
Let us prepare our hearts to receive you anew. Into our darkness shine your light. Come, Lord Jesus, come.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.
Luke 2:8-11 (NIV)
The original version of "Come Lord Jesus, Come" is included in Evangelical Presbyterian Church's "2016 Advent Prayers of Our People."