ADVENT 2018

Advent begins Sunday, December 2nd, and we’re celebrating Christ the God-Man who came to save those with whom he is well pleased. Please read on to hear about his birth in a free verse poem titled “Light of the Living.” 


LIGHT OF THE LIVING

Mary's water breaks,
God shuffles his feet,
and light beckons
from the birth canal.
The child
arrives in grandeur.
Angels appear
before shepherds.
They announce:
“Glory to God 
in the highest,
and on earth 
peace among those
with whom he is pleased!”

The Heavens
and its inhabitants
strike the hallelujah chorus:
"In Israel's darkest days,
Her promised Savior,
is here: Emmanuel!
God with us."
And two millennium later,
still, we sing
and praise
His holy name.
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Christmas Sonnet

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SHAKING THE DUST

“Long is the way / And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light”John Milton, Paradise Lost

 

(For Tracie Pratt)

Today she celebrates the Savior’s birth,

Worships the light, in fullness yet unseen.

But errant hearts distort the light of earth.

Again they scourge the Son of Man, her King.

While season’s clamor muffles Christendom,

Impious hearts embrace the wintry frost,

The ones for whom rebirth may never come.

Then Advent passes, notwithstanding cost.

She seeks the strength to speak the boldest truth,

Then shakes the dust, withdraws and moves along.

From town to town, propitiation soothes:

The burden Jesus takes, and pain is gone.

Henceforth, she judges not and speaks in love:

His saving graces descending like a dove.

DB Lindsey Jr

25 December 2005

Haiku: Unashamedly, He Calls You “Adelphoi”

He bled. He cried, and,

As you suffer, so did He.

He calls you “brothers.”

 Or brothers and sisters: The plural Greek word for “adelphoi” (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family.  

Read the full text here: Hebrews 2:10-18

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