Advent Word 2019, Day 15 ‘Turn’

#AdventWord #Turn

I watched some children play hide-and-seek at a party recently. The little girl turned away, squeezed her eyes closed, and counted. Then, with a loud giggle, she spun back around. The look on her face when she turned was one of pure joy and excitement as she anticipated finding her friends.

We are invited this day to turn our hearts towards God. May we do so with great anticipation and find joy in discovering that God is ready to be found.

The Rev. Kim Jackson (VTS ’10) is an Episcopal priest based out of Atlanta, Georgia and sits on the VTS Board of Trustees.

Adapted from T. S. Eliot’s poem, ‘Four Quartets’, words engraved on the glass door of St. Catherine’s Chapel in Norwich Cathedral: “Reach out to the silence at the still point of the turning world / Except for the still point, there would be no dance”

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