Perhaps it is because I am not very tall (understatement!) that I can so readily identify with the sense of yearning for something that is just too high to reach. Or perhaps it is that deeper sense of yearning which comes to the surface in Advent, but is always there, yearning to grasp more fully the vision of God set before us.
I am intrigued by the idea of ‘orbit’ in today’s passage. What do I orbit around? What has that central gravitational pull in my life? During some training I did recently, we were asked to identify how we spend our time, energy and money – perhaps the answers to those questions might provide some clue to what is exerting its gravitational pull on us.
This year for #AdventBookClub a group of us are reading “In The Bleak Midwinter” by Rachel Mann. Join us on Facebook or Twitter for daily reflections and discussions. We are also raising money for the Trussell Trust: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adventbookclub2019.