Wednesday, December 19
O Flower of Jesse’s Stem Come
Luke1:52 God has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree . . .
O Flower of Jesse’s Stem, Come~
Plant your seed of encouragement
in our hearts.
Show us again
how you turn the world upside down.
Remind us that you chose your greatest king
from all of Jesse’s children,
anointing the smallest, the lowliest,
the least likely: David.
And then, as another King anointed,
you came as a lowly child,
born of a peasant woman, born in a stable,
to save us and to show us love.
Teach us to know the worth of the lowly,
to see powerful potential
in all circumstances and all people.