I was going to save this for Christmas Eve, but, much as I love the fellowship I have found here, I honestly want to be more mindful in the moment versus being on WordPress as the special day draws near, so I thought I would slip this in a little early…
Air is hushed with it tonight.
Every limb lays still.
Moon provides a gentle glow, yet bright.
Starry hosts pinpoint velvet heights,
A gathering of God’s light upon the silent fields.
Creation to the moment quietly builds,
Humming all the truth it knows.
Festivities there have been;
Festivities are yet to come.
Busy buzzes as only busy does.
But, when I pause, I join in the knowing…
I can hear the whispered
A promise fulfilled,
A cover over my wretched owing.
And darkest deed comes undone.
Peace is personified.
Veils tremble, ready to be torn,
Word in flesh nestled in a manger,
Wholly unable to be
The whole earth sighs relief
As an answer arrives at long last
For its grief, and
Fresh chance for belief
Is birthed at last to the broken
Christmas, a celebration:
Christ inhabits a newborn babe
To inhabit us anew
And in us let His peace unfold…
Merry Christmas, dear friends! May we be filled with the wonder of anticipation, the celebration of Jesus come to earth, the joy of redemption, and the promise of peace fulfilled. Much love and many prayers!