“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.” **
Advent, we wait
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.
**C. S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, Harcourt, Inc., 1964, p. 75)
© Lane M. Arnold