Advent Poetry: Advent Eve… (#5)

Advent Eve… How can there be a Promise Without True God, it to complete? How can hope be fully sustained, Faces cheered who once did weep? Only because the God who said, “My Word forever will stand,” Before the foundation of earth was laid, Spread out an Eternal plan. So...

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Advent Poetry: Fullness of Time (#4)

fullness of time… Do you believe in a promise unseen, In a “fullness of time,” incomplete? Are you strong to rise up in unwavering faith, While waiting with fear — then repeat? Does “fullness of time” draw you closer to God, Bend your will in submission to Him? Or as...

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Advent Poetry: Coming (#3)

coming… In the chaos of our lives, He quietly appears; In a smile- happy dance, Reminding us He’s here, Here within our now, The reign of God begins, Like templed Zechariah, Home-bound Mary, too We must rise up to live it out— Current peoples with Good News. A welcome, a...

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Advent Poetry: Open… (#2)

Did she feel ready As she steadied Her heart, To receive The words of God? Was she ready? Would others affirm As she listened; counted cost? Did others commend, believe, Or judge her life a loss? What if today God displayed An open door unsought— Unimagined— Never even thought? Would...

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Advent Poetry: Door to Advent (1)

Advent (time of anticipation) is coming. It begins December 3, four Sundays before Christmas. Whenever I go on a trip, I need a time of “priming” (preparation, getting ready) in order to truly anticipate what is coming. I trust these simple thoughts (over the next 3 weeks) will do that...

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Advent: Of Mary and Zechariah…

The Virgin and the Mute Reframed the songs of old; From the quill of David, From Samuel’s mother – bold, Preposterous songs of victory, For oppressed and orphans, too, Themes of faith and future, Unseen, yet coming true. Lift up your head, oh Pilgrim, The King is drawing nigh; Be...

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Advent: Solstice With Hope

In this Season, Shortest day of year, Darkness assumes power; Raging, rise our fears. Yet in darkest time, Was Light of World born; While terror swirled ’round Him, God’s faithfulness still shone. O make me like Your servants, Faith-filled guardians of Newborn; Let Your light of love rise in me,...

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Advent: Ultimate Dialogue…

Oh Jesus, Dialogue of God, Reaching down, a cross for us, We, a piece of sod. Oh Jesus, Our very Living God, We could not go to You, So You among us trod. Shepherd, Way, Ever open Door, Communing as we listen, Igniting want for more. I bow today before...

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Advent: Purpose Fulfilled…

There is a purpose, In our journey’s steps; God will fulfill all Perfectly – and yet, Did Ana say, “Why?” When her husband died? Did Elizabeth wonder, At Zechariah’s blunder? Did Mary recoil, In family shame, embroiled? Or, as steps unfolded, Did they lift their heads, emboldened, By the Presence...

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Advent: Do You Know…?

do you know…? Why Mary, Young, virgin, unknown? Why Tamar, Deceived, so alone? Why Rahab, Despised, outcast at best? Why Ruth, Hated foreigner, least of the less? Why Wife of Uriah, Downed through lust-filled power, Captive, low, In sorrow’s last hour? Did they know, With God’s strength then given, They...

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