A New Advent Meditation


Here is my new Advent meditation for 2008.   I always have fun putting these together and I hope that you enjoy them too.  Any feedback or suggestions on what you would like to see in next year’s video would be appreciated.  Music featured is “Christ Child Lullaby” from the CD, “A Quiet Knowing Christmas” by Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning (www.arkmusic.com). Used with permission. All Rights Reserved.

You can also check out the meditation for 2009 here

A high quality version can be purchased and downloaded from mustard seed associates

In this Advent season we await the coming of Christ

Child of promise come,

Revealer of God come,

Bringer of life come,

Come to the beaten and the battered,

Come to the despised and rejected

Come to all in whom the divine image is still distorted

We wait in joyful expectation.

Come not as an distant emperor but as a helpless babe

Come not as a prince in a gold palace, but as a displaced and frightened refugee

Come not as a man of power, but in love and compassion

Come to those outcast like shepherds in the field

Come to foreigners like Magi watching from afar

Come to rich and poor, young and old, male and female,

We wait in hopeful anticipation

Come to bless all creation with your love

Come to bring salvation on the earth

Come to rule with justice and in peace

Come Child of promise, open the windows of our hearts

Come Christ of compassion, open the doors of our homes

Come Prince of Peace, open the pathways to our lives

We wait with all the peoples of the earth

Child of hope we welcome your coming

Christ of life we welcome your coming

King of glory we welcome your coming

You may also like to check out my Advent videos from previous years

Adevnt II Homecoming – using the music from Songs for Revolution of Hope produced by Brian McLaren..  Not yet available for download but if you are interested let me know.

Waiting for the Light – Music featured is “O Come O Come Emmanuel” from the CD, “A Quiet Knowing Christmas” by Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning (www.arkmusic.com). Used with permission. All Rights Reserved..  This video is also available from mustardseedassociates in a high quality version.

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25 Responses

  1. Thanks Christine, very nicely done. I’ve sent the link to our pastor, so it might get used in one of the advent services.

  2. gorgeous!

  3. Appreciate the kind responses.
    Blessings

  4. Thank you so much for sharing that. It’s beautiful.

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  9. This meditation is beautiful. May I use in on our church website if I credit you, Christine?

    (BTW, our website is currently not very attractive, but we are going to completely revise it in the very near future).

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  11. Thanks Christine
    I have added it at
    http://www.liturgy.co.nz/blog/awaiting-the-christ-child/189
    with a link back to here.
    May it bless many
    and may you too be blessed.

    Bosco+
    http://www.liturgy.co.nz

  12. Peter
    Thanks and many blessings on what you are doing down there in New Zealand too

  13. Hi Christine,
    Fantastic Advent meditation! Love it! I was wondering if it is possible to reprint your 2008 meditation in our December bulletin , with credit to you, of course?

    Blessings,
    Lisa
    Liturgical Coordinator
    English Speaking Roman Catholic Community of Basel, Switzerland

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  15. Hi Christine,

    I went to LuLu to download this years meditation and kept getting a prompt that said it was not available. I can find it on the site, but can’t manage to get to a place to pay and download. Any suggestions…?

    Helen

    • Helen,
      I am sorry for any inconvenience that this caused. We needed to reload the video onto lulu and that changed the links. I am glad that you have now been able to download it. Blessings on your Advent celebration

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  17. […] A high quality version for use in large groups and churches can be purchased and downloaded here. You can see my videos from the last few years here […]

  18. Peace and light,

    I enjoy your blog site.
    I hope all is unfolding in your life in ease, joy, harmony, and abundance!!!
    Have a great 2011!!!

    Bright blessings,

    Ten Nebula
    http://www.Tennebula.Wordpress.com

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  21. Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.” by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce.

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