Advent, Day 24: Be dedicated.

Today’s reading: Luke 1:57-66

“What then will this child be?” (v. 66)

on this day
this birth day
make your way
into this bright and broken world,
scream, cry out, wail,
be fed;
learn who loves you;
find your family waiting

on this day
this dedication day
lay claim
to the heritage that is yours
(if not your father’s name,
then his faithfulness;
if not your mother’s people,
then her prayers)

on this day
this naming day
begin to become
who you are meant to be:
preparer, builder,
preacher, baptizer,
disciple, leader,
radical, kin

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