RHYTHM: God Comes – Luke 1

Trinity Sunday Luke 1Wednesday before Trinity Sunday: Luke 1:26-38

Reading: Luke 1:26-38

God Comes

Merry Christmas!

Oh, wait a minute, it’s nearly June. Why is Jesus being born again? See, you missed it too. This isn’t about Jesus. We’re heading into the often neglected Trinity Sunday, the last gasp of fun lectionary Sundays before the long summer of ordinary time. (For the record, it’s not called ordinary because it’s regular, bland, or boring. It’s ordinal. Ordered.)

So what we’re meant to notice here is the appearance of the Holy Spirit. Right before Mary enters what had to be a fairly alarming period of her life, she’s promised that the Holy Spirit will be with her. That the power of the Most High will overshadow her. It sounds comforting in retrospect, but even that promise had to be a little unsettling. Like a parent about to dress a wound on a kid. “Whatever happens, it’s all gonna be OK. You might want to hold your breath. Oh, and don’t look down.”

I think we might live our lives a little more attentively if we kept God’s presence in mind more often. We too have the Holy Spirit with us. We too are overshadowed by the Most High. What great thing are we missing out on by not participating in the God who comes?

For reflection:

Where has God shown up in your life?

In what ways are you participating in God’s work in this world?

Where are you leading others with the example of your discipleship?


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