Opening Invitation to Longest Night

Here is an opening for a Blue Christmas, Solstice, or Longest Nght Service. It was posted on the Third Space website.

Invitation to Longest Night

There is a winter in all of our lives,

a chill and darkness that makes us yearn
for days that have gone
or put our hope in days yet to be.

The winter, cold and bare as nature takes stock
rests, unwinds, sleeps until the time is right.
An endless cycle
and yet a perfect model.

We need a winter in our lives
a time of rest, a time to stand still
a time to reacquaint ourselves
with the faith in which we live.

It is only then that we can draw strength
from the one in whom we are rooted
take time to grow and rise through the darkness
into the warm glow of your springtime
to blossom and flourish
bring colour and vitality into this world

Thank you, God, 
for the seasons of our lives

~ adapted from  Posted on Third Space.