Open My Eyes and Heart, Saturday, Advent Week 3

A hand-painted sign with "Jesus" and an arrow posted on a mailbox on the side of a rural highway.

© Beth A. Richardson,


God of Advent joy, keep my eyes and heart open to signs of your coming. May I be joyously expectant, seeing your coming in a million ways. Amen.

Carry These Words in Your Heart Today

I will keep my eyes and heart open to signs of God's coming.

Today's Picture

I almost missed this picture along a state road in Colorado. How many other things do I miss because I'm moving too fast or preoccupied?


What signs do you see of God's coming?

Book of the Day

The Upper Room Disciplines 2018

The Upper Room Disciplines is full of treasures. Fifty-three writers (leaders from today's Christian world) each write a week of meditations based on the lectionary scriptures for that week. Previous years have included such talented writers as David Buttrick, Grace Imathiu, Don Saliers, Roberta Bondi, Martin Marty, Marjorie Suchocki, Mark Yaconelli, and Will Willimon (and, of course, Beth A. Richardson). It's a great way to really sink into scripture in a daily way.

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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