Monday, December 19, 2011

The Cupped Places

MAY GOD’S GRACIOUS PRESENCE wrap around and protect you.
May the promise of the holy Christ child
forever rest in the curve of your life.
May the sweet, fearless song of the Holy Spirit
sing you to sleep
and waken you in Advent dawns.
May you, and those you love and serve,
expect the good news,
Immanuel, God-With-Us.

- Pamela C. Hawkins

From page 28 of Behold!: Cultivating Attentiveness in the Season of Advent by Pamela C. Hawkins. Copyright © 2011 by Pamela C. Hawkins. All rights reserved.

" May...Christ...forever rest in the curve of your life." Let it be so Lord! This is more than a lovely poetic line I wish I had written. It is forming itself into a missive my heart is issuing back to me. That Jesus, our beautiful Jesus, lie softly in the cupped places of my life. That He be poured into all the spiritual pools which replenish my made-in-His-image self.

God within.

May His sweetness and goodness drench your last Advent week spilling its wonder into every open place.


(Sonogram of our then unborn grandson. Unborn but not unknown.)


  1. What a gift to lay under a Christmas tree - both this prayer and that photo! -K

  2. If you ever wondered if there is really a person in the womb before birth, this sono affirms that there absolutely is. That is why it seemed appropriate to say, "Unborn but not unknown."

    God knew that soul all the nine long months before we did.