17 Dec 2012

advent

today we light the third candle in the wreath,
and meditate on a short,
one-syllable occupation,
that of joy,

in the midst of tragic news
deaths of little ones,
countries at war,
famine and excess
injustices too numerous to list,
wholeheartedly I seek thee -

in the humdrum of everyday
you show yourself simply,
raw,
embracing us,
a beatitude that does not fade

and that promise of His,
that My joy may be in you, 
and that your joy may be complete... 

3 comments:

  1. The sketches are beautiful!! And the poem is absolutely lovely.. Loved it all!

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  2. Such true words to remember! I hope you are filled with his joy this season!

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