Advent Poem No. 2 (2013)

I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.’

Gen 12:2&3

Abram was blessed to be a blessing,
but he is not alone.
You and I too,
can be blessed
to be a blessing.

One from Abram’s family
would come to be
Christmas –
the incarnation –
the promised Messiah

mary crop

A primitive mural painting of Jesus, Mary and Joseph in the Keldby Church on the island of Mon, Denmark.

You and I
can live in that promise
Then we too,
can herald his coming,
his return.

Then we too
have been blessed
to be a blessing.

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3 thoughts on “Advent Poem No. 2 (2013)

  1. I remember coming out of children’s Sunday school class as a young boy in Florida, it was a terrible storm with heavy rain and lightening. Me and my 3 older siblings stood under the walk way waiting for a break in the storm to make a run across the parking lot to the main church when my sister handed me a piece of cardboard to hold over my head knowing mom wouldn’t approve of me mixing water with the vitalis she worked into my hair b4 making a mad dash out the door to church before dad grounded the whole trip.
    No sooner than I followed my siblings out across the lot that the loudest crackle and booming sound hit the church steeple and we all made a quick about face back under the sidewalk covering backed up against the wall in a huddle. I don’t remember exactly who noticed it first but the cardboard I had been carrying had a burned Mark across the top . That happened over 50 years ago. Thank you Jesus!

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