In our more cynical or despairing moments,
we wrestle with faith
and with the idea of you coming to us, O God;
But, somewhere in our hearts we know,
that we do not need you to come,
because you have always been here
And so now, as we welcome you again,
we acknowledge that you need no welcome;
it is we who need to remember
who need to see again your presence,
who need to allow your ‘with-us-ness’
to flood our hearts and lives.
Welcome to our world, Jesus,
but more importantly, we thank you
for welcoming us
into your ever-coming, always-present world.