Thursday, December 23, 2010

THE MANGER


The Manger and its Resident Baby Boy,
Camouflages the Sustaining
Power of the Holy Spirit:

– Strength to take one more step,
... forward ...
towards the Light,
With blackness t h u n d e r i n g
... from behind ...
threatening to overwhelm...

– Illumination to see Father’s Hand
working in the Shadows ...
molding, making, kneading...
transforming ...
clay to gold...

– Gratitude to our Lord Christ
and His Body
that undergirds with prayer when
life’s structure
shakes and trembles,
... imminent collapse ...

– Blessing of Love pouring forth
from sources unexpected,
at times unpredicted,
...easing hearts...

Surprising, Stunning,
Answers to Prayer
arriving from unfathomable places
through unimagined persons.




4 comments:

JC Dude said...

Surprising, Stunning...yes, that's is His love isn't it! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

S. Etole said...

Your last verse holds many questions ... your words are always rich treasure.

Jeff Jordan said...

Hope you feel those "blessings of love pouring forth." Thank you for your encouragement this year. It's a blessing to call you, "friend," friend. Merry Christmas!

B. Meandering said...

I really liked this jo. The last verse is especially meaningful, because we never know how we will be blessed or by whom. Staying open to God's working is the key, as I'm learning more and more.