Beginnings

O the nearness of it all
the cusp
the brink
the fringe
the threshold
the unfolding
the rumour

the prophets have spoken
and the time is now
incarnation is slipping into skin
Come, O come Emmanuel

 

Prayer

 

In darkness
in light
in the places between

in words
in scripture
in the silences between

in mangers
in palaces
in the corridors between

in the waiting
in the hurting
in the emotions between

in the between places
O God
where light kindles but does not yet spark
where words are written but do not yet have breath
where people travel but are still to arrive
where life is lived but the redeemer has not yet come
in the between places
O God
may we meet you
our advent hope
our becoming
our soon but not yet

In such a place
we gather
and speak hope
into the season

So be it
Amen

 

 

Advent 1

                          Exodus 1 & 2

        

Becomes Flesh

 

In the advent of hope
all we have
are words
to speak into this waiting place
and music to hold us in hope

May we begin the wonder
and hold the hope
of a world
reimagined in brith

and journey to that place
where promise breathes anew
and the word…
becomes flesh

 

Conspiracy

 

Do you notice how something has happened to the light?
It curves just slightly
towards a rumour in the east

And the air
It flows
south east
like a whisper of angels
gathering

And words
somehow
filled with promise
rearranging themselves
on the cusp of a new headline

Do you notice the music
evoking dance steps
for stars yet to be born

And can we imagine these are linked
sharing the anticipation
of what the world has not yet heard

an advent affair
moving in the dark
beneath ancient layers of faith
rekindling
labouring
quickening
with a new heartbeat
god’s greatest conspiracy:
birth

 

 

New Kilpatrick Parish Church

Rev Roddy Hamilton

0141 942 8827

 

Worship every Sunday at 10.30 and Wednesday 12 noon

The Church Office is open Mon-Fri: 9-12nooon

Scottish Charity SC012997

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