Zechariah, Zechariah...........you are going to do me in, again you led me to tears today.
Again, it was in the midst of the day, children downstairs watching the last of their show, Christmas tree lit, dinner steaming, table set and house quiet........what to do?
Run around and try to clean one more thing? Organize one more area? More laundry?
And I remember the moment from before, the cascading waters from the Source of Life.........and I sit.
"Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you, " declares the Lord. "Many nations will be joined with the Lord in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you."
- Zechariah 2:10-11
In this season, this season before the birth, this season of hope and celebration and anticipation, I hear His cry. He is coming.
He is coming.
He is coming.
This season is not only about anticipating the birth but anticipating the return.
Those words electrify me......
FOR I AM COMING.
But until then.................
I will live among you, Jesus living in me, will live among all people.
I close my eyes and think of my community, my people, those I have come to know, those I have come to love, those I think on when I am in prayer and go about my day.
I see them as points of light throughout this city..............
Liga, Ryan, Rachel, Chris, Jason, Suzi, Doug, Alysa, Joe, Lindsey, Sarah, Nic, Shonda, Ben, Eric, Jani, Adrienne, Ryan, Dustin, Erin, Wendy, Jay, Nicole, John, so many more points of light...............
Connected, burning bright on their own but once connected making a burning path of love, light and truth.............a constellation formed by the Lord Almighty........who has come to live among us all, in us, through us.
Today I SHOUT.
Today I am GLAD.
FOR HE IS COMING.