‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who is to shepherd my people Israel.’ ”
"By no means least"
God has a way
of raising the lowly
Of bringing import
to the things considered insignificant
Of creating surprises
Catching folk unawares
It throws us off kilter
But God continues to reach into
and extract the extraordinary
or create something spectacular
skewing our perspective forever.
May our daily journey through Advent
be filled with God interrupting
changing the landscape
before our eyes
until we wake up everyday
expecting the unexpected.
The Advent of God.