The Joy We Can't Yet See

Some of our greatest joys come on the back side of some of our deepest sorrows, but you have to have eyes to see it. Come join us as we learn from Joseph how to prepare for the arrival of joy that we cannot yet see.

O God, you broke down the barriers when you crept in beside us.
In Jesus, your hands touched all, and touched us.
You opened our eyes to see how the hands of the rich were empty,
and the hearts of the poor were full.
You took the widow’s mite and the child’s loaves
and used them to show us the Kingdom.
Here in the company of the neighbor whom we know
and the stranger in our midst,
and the self from whom we turn,
we ask you to help us to love as Jesus loved.
Make this the place and time, good Lord,
when heaven and earth become one,
and we in word and flesh
know ourselves beloved. Amen.