Make me new in the middle

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Moses before the Burning Bush by Domenico Fetti via Wikimedia Commons

O God, my Creator, Beginning of beginnings,
Here in the middle of my ages, I remember your call on Moses.
You waited until he was past his prime, and past his self,
Past his desire to shine, and past his need to hide.
The burning bush broke through his cycle of days,
Cut through his comfortable habits and patterns.
He became new in the middle.

Creator of Beginnings, give me a new start today.
Break my cycling days and weeks and my familiar routine.
As you have sustained me this far (farther and further than I ever expected)
Now in the burning mid-day of my life,
Please Lord, make me new.

With courage to be new in the middle
I rest in you, God my creative Father,
Jesus my sustaining Friend,
and Holy Spirit, my illuminating Vision.

Amen

Sarah Jose, student at Fuller Seminary

_____________________

I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters,
    making a dry path through the sea.
I called forth the mighty army of Egypt
    with all its chariots and horses.
I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned,
    their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.

But forget all that—
    it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.
    See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
    I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

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