Prayer & Praise
You are high and lifted up; it dazzles us that you work your will through human agents-those whom you call and choose and empower, even the weak, the lowly, the nobodies.
You are high and lifted up; it stuns us that you have worked your will through such human agents as David, the runt of his family, almost left behind and forgotten, and you called him to power and obedience and success.
You are high and lifted up; it staggers us that you have worked your will through this Jesus of Nazareth, he of no pedigree, he of no form or comeliness, he who emptied himself in obedience; and you have raised him to new life, before whom every knee shall how.
You are high and lifted up; it astonishes us that you work your will through human agents like us, people of little consequence and limited capacity.
You call us beyond ourselves; you send us beyond our imagination; you empower us beyond our capacity, and we become your agents in the world, day by day doing justice and mercy and compassion.
At the end of the day we still say in astonishment, that you are high and lifted up and majestic.
We are your creatures, and we give our life hack to you, filled with gratitude, eager for the rest that only you can give.
Walter Brueggemann. Prayers for a Privileged People (pp. 153-154). Kindle Edition.