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I read Isaiah 64 about a bajillion and a half times in preparation for preaching it yesterday.  But as I was preaching about Isaiah wailing out to God in lament, I too started weeping– right in the middle of my sermon.  Something about a people so desperate for God, and God remaining steadfastly silent just rendered my heart jello. ANd perhaps, too, I weep for our world, and wait for God to rend the heavens and come down here.  But maybe that is the tension of Advent.  Being like Moses standing on a hill where he can see the promised land, but knows he can’t get to it.  We can see the miracle of Christmas, but weep because it’s not yet here.

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