Isaiah 40:1-11 & 50:7-15
|TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012|
In this time of anticipation and preparation, the words from Isaiah (later quoted by John the Baptist) of the voice crying out in the wilderness to prepare the way of the Lord by lifting up valleys and leveling uneven ground stir in us a longing for the day we will bear witness to that reality in our midst. That Mary in her song magnified the Lord for already having brought down the powerful and uplifted the lowly reminds us that God is already at work leveling the sinful inequalities of the world through acts of liberation and justice. We are invited to live the hope of Advent through acts of discipleship that embody that liberating impulse. Waiting is an active endeavor where we anticipate the promised Advent of Christ by participating in acts of freedom and reconciliation even in our present moment.
Liberating and Leveling God, help us to actively wait through an embodied anticipation that fills valleys and smoothes uneven ground. Amen.