FPC Daily Advent Devotional // Thursday, December 21
P A U S E

"To wait open-endedly is an enormously radical attitude toward life. So is to trust that something will happen to us that is far beyond our own imaginings. So, too is giving up control over our future and letting God define our life, trusting that God molds us according to God's love and not according to our fear. The spiritual life is a life in which we wait, actively present to the moment, trusting that new things will happen to us, new things that are far beyond our own imagination, fantasy, or prediction. That, indeed is a very radical stance toward life in a world preoccupied with control."
 
 
- Henri Nouwan
 
P O N D E R
 

God did a new thing through the incarnation of Jesus.  
What new thing is God doing in your life today?  
 
P R A Y
 
Creator God, I give your thanks for the gift of the Christ child. May I see and appreciate this gift anew this year. Help me pay attention to the new things that you do every day. Make me open to the possibilities that await in life with You. Keep me from resisting the path you set before me. May I not just grow old, but also grow new. Amen. 

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