Saturday, December 18, 2010

O Adonai

O Lord, leader of the house of Israel, you appeared to Moses in he flame of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: come, and with an outstretched arm, redeem us. Amen.

The Lord, the great "I AM," who appeared to Moses in the burning bush, executed mighty judgments against the Egyptians at the time of the Exodus, and came down upon Mount Sinai in heavy smoke and flashes of fire, is the same Lord who comes now to a humble manger in Bethlehem.  The Israelites of old were struck dead if they so much as touched the base of the mountain of God, but here is God as a baby who needs his diaper changed!  This is love: God who bends down to us, remains with us in our need. Come, O come, thou Lord of Might!

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