Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, Christ, the Maker of the universe or perhaps many universes, willingly and lovingly leaving all that power and coming to this poor, sin-filled planet to live with us for a few years to show us what we ought to be and could be. Christ came to us as Jesus of Nazareth, wholly human and wholly divine, to show us what it means to be made in God’s image.

Jesus, as Paul reminds us, was the firstborn of many brethren.

I stand on the deck of my cottage, looking at the sky full of God’s children, and know that I am one of them.

(from “A Sky Full of Children” by Madeleine L’Engle in Watch for the Light)

I’ve been reading a selection from Watch for the Light every evening since November 24 and will continue through January 7. I doubt that I will write a review about it simply because the topics, authors, even forms of the included pieces vary so widely, from writings by Martin Luter and St. Thomas Aquinas to poems by T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath. They all have one thing in common, though. Each makes me stop in the middle of this busy season and take the time to remember that it’s Advent. And they are thought-provoking, not necessarily designed to make the reader feel cheerful, but to help us grow in our relationship with Christ and live in God’s service.

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360 pages
Published September 1, 2001

I borrowed my copy from the library and the above is my honest opinion.