I am sitting in our dining room looking out onto the snowiest landscape I have ever seen here in Seattle. About 12″ of snow covers our yard and garden and there is the possibility of more to come. We are all anticipating a white Christmas.
The fun aspect of the snow is that it has forced us all to slow down and enjoy life a little more. Everyone is walking rather than driving and as I tramped around the neighbourhood taking photos I said hello to people I normally only see at our annual street party. The kids have been out sledding and last night we sat around a cosy fire making a dent in the mountains of cookies we had baked for the open house we intended to hold last night.
Yesterday was a good day for quiet reflection and a great opportunity to write some liturgies for Christmas and Epiphany that I will share with you over the next few days
Joy to the world our Saviour comes
Not in power, not in might but in in the tenderness of love
He comes as the promise of life hidden in a mother’s womb
This is the time we believe once more thta perfect love casts out fear
That generosity transforms scarcity into abundance
That righteousness overcomes oppression with justice
This is the time we are assured
That God’s light has come into the world
And the darkness will never overcome it.