Dec 10, 2017

Call to Worship for Longest Night

Here is a call to worship for a Longest Night or Blue Christmas service, or (as Cheryl Lawrie puts it), “a call to worship for those for whom this Christmas comes at too much of a cost.” It was posted on [hold this space].

Call to Worship: Alleluias

It takes faith beyond imagining
to have come to hear this story
if you are living things too difficult
to be made sense of
by an ancient memory of angels and wise men.

It takes faith beyond imagining
to have come to hear this story
when you know that it will be a greater miracle
than any virgin birth
for love to be born right now in our world.

The alleluias we sing today
will not be to drown out the world’s truths that would deny them;
but to pray they will hold us in their faith.

So we gather
the bewildered, the broken hearted, the fragile and the hopeful
the faithful and the faithless
because all we have left when we stand in the world’s darkness
is this longing for love to be born once again.

~ written by Cheryl Lawrie and posted on [hold this space]. http://holdthisspace.org.au/