Often at the end, we find ourselves remembering the beginning. "Look: the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call him Emmanuel, which means God is with us." (Matthew 1:23, NRSV)In this Holy Week as we near the end of Jesus' earthly life, pay attention to incarnations of God-with-us. Look around you today. How are you witnessing Christ present with others? Write a prayer for someone you encounter today.
Jesus, you are present with me. I can see your work, your reminders. I want to be like you. I want to lead as you lead. I want to love as you love. Let me show you to others today; let my words be gentle and thoughtful. I have heard your prompting this week. I will follow.