Posted: 02 December 2014

Advent: Reflecting on Isaiah’s recognition

Today, the third day of Advent, we offer a short reflection on Isaiah’s recognition of God’s plan for the world.

As you reflect, you may like to have some clay, modelling paste, sticky tac or anything that you can mould in your hands, ready to help your thoughts.

A short reflection on Isaiah’s recognition of God

You will need: a large lump of modelling clay, or even sticky tac.

As you read this prayer reflection, mould the clay and work it with your thumbs to create a simple bowl.

Pause.

It’s been a long time. It’s been such a long time. It’s been such a long time since we last saw God doing something.

Pause.

Dear God, come down. Tear open the sky and come down from heaven. If you did come down from heaven, the mountains would tremble and shake. Come down from heaven and put things right.

Pause.

You’re so good, so kind, so patient and so fair. You always do the right thing.

Pause.

Sometimes people make you angry. People forget all about you and live as though you’re not there.

Pause.

Come down from heaven and put things right.

Pause.

Ah. Now I see. Now I understand. You’re in charge. You are our Father and we’re just like clay in your hands.

You might like to reflect: How willing am I to be guided by God? How flexible am I to listening to the will of God, the loving Father?

Where do I see God’s presence in the world and how might I show others the work of his hands? 

By Mo Baldwin - Church team
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