Old Testament Advent Poem No. 1

It is now a week and a half before the first Sunday of Advent. Occasionally, over the next few weeks, I hope to share a few poems and reflections on Old Testament passages pointing to the Messiah.

Head or Heel? Genesis 3: 15

To crush a head

Unusual Figure: St. Mary Magdalen, Geddington, UK

or bruise a heel:

There is a world of difference.

It is to die or live.

The Promise died then lived

… and lives.

The cursed lives,

on borrowed time for a moment,

as his fate was sealed

on a cross so long ago,

to die.

The Promise would be born

of a woman inflicted

with the pain of child birth.

The daughter of Eve

would deliver the

head crusher

and soul healer.

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