We call out to you,
“Be the God we dream!”
You respond by being
the God you are.
We discuss you and
define you and expect of you.
But you unravel our
expectations and definitions.
We seek to limit and control
putting you in a box of our making.
You turn our boxes upside down.
We seek now.
You bid us wait.
We seek obvious salvation.
You send a child.
We seek clear-cut and
You give us hope.
Upside down divinity,
give us the strength to resist a culture
of greed, of haves, and have-nots.
Turn our eyes away from the gold statues,
our idols of selfishness and fear.
Help us to let go of our expectations of you
so that we might be ready to welcome
the child who is on the way. Amen.