Every portal of sight

A litany for worship inspired by Isaiah 60:1-6

by Ken Sehested

Arise, shine; for your Light has come, for heaven’s Glory rises to greet you!

But how can such frivolous claims be made? For blind rage covers the earth, and the nations are allied in enmity.

Open your eyes, oh People of Promise! Throw off fear’s blinding cover and see the Radiance that lights the Way Home.

Such Light will draw all to its splendor. Rulers from every corner will make their way by the light of this star.

Open every portal of sight, every pore of vivid sense, and take it all in! Look, your toddling sons stumble in your direction, arms aloft; your suckling daughters reach out for your breast.

This, now, is the moment of rejoicing. Hearts vibrate with the melody of joyful abundance!

Even the beasts of field and furrow are drawn to this luminous landscape, bearing extravagant gifts and songs of praise.

Arise, shine, for your light has come!

©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org