Advent: Watching for the Incognito
“We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always hard to penetrate. The real labour is to remember, to attend. In fact, to come awake. Still more to remain awake.”
(C. S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, Harcourt, Inc., 1964, p. 75)
During Advent, we wait and watch.
Watching requires being alert.
Being alert means I notice.
I notice what is happening around me and within me.
I pay attention to the Presence of God in the ordinary moments of this day.
God, this Advent, may I notice Your heart. May I notice my heart.
Keep me alert.
Keep me awake.
Keep me aware of Your incognito Presence.
© Lane M. Arnold, 2013