“Look,” said John.
“The Lamb of God
who takes away the sin
of the world!”
We are looking, God.
We are looking everywhere.
we think we see glimpses
of your glory,
but then it seems to disappear
before our very eyes.
We are looking for you in places of unrest,
and longing to find the Prince of Peace.
We are looking for you in moments of grief,
and yearning for the Comforter.
We are looking for you in natural disasters,
and searching for the God of Creation
to hover over the waters
and pour justice
on all the earth.
We are looking,
but even though you are right in front of us,
beckoning us to “come and see,”
inviting us to stay with you,
we choose to focus
on the places where we cannot see you.
Open our eyes, Lord.
Help us to see your love and mercy
in the protester
as well as the peacemaker,
in the legislator
as well as the law enforcement,
in the sinner
as well as the saint,
and to respond not only to your invitation
to come and see
and to stay with you,
but also to witness to your presence in our midst
to all who will hear it.
Julie Gvillo is Commissioned Pastor (PCUSA) and Founder and Creative Executive Director of A Place of Grace. Julie shares liturgy written on an RCL passage each week on her blog, Point of Contact: Where Life and Worship Intersect.
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