God in our mess.
In our carrying on nevertheless.
In our working out plan B.
In our “is this the way it has to be?”
In the sinking of our heart.
In our ideals falling apart.
In our wishing for togetherness.
In our very real brokenness.
God become baby.
Born into circumstances hazy.
Born into territory occupied.
Born into nation’s hopes unsatisfied.
Born into complicated family.
Born into baggage and a history.
Born into love and deep affection.
Born into heart-wrenching rejection.
God living our humanity.
Stepping into our calamity.
Joining us in suffering.
Adding his tears to the offering.
Healing us from our distress.
Covering our nakedness.
Sticking around, never to leave us.
Immanuel, our God is with us.