The First Sunday of Advent 2019
A prayer poem
The whole earth is full of His splendour
Your splendour shines in the DNA of our being,
In the majesty of a sunrise,
Through the first cry of a new born baby.
Your splendour radiates through the myriad colour promises
Of a rainbow,
The majesty of mountains
And the delicate beauty of an alpine flower.
Your splendour glows through
The warmth of unbroken friendship,
The care of a helping hand
And the shoulder of a good Samaritan.
But, sadly, too often …
Our eyes are numbed to splendour,
To Your splendour.
Our hearts are diverted by
Our minds wander
To the distracting, the temporary,
The screen flickering vacuous.
Forgive us Lord.
When our eyes are really open
We see your splendour.
The splendour of love,
The splendour of Your love
In the promise
In the promises
In the coming of the “only begotten”…
The fullness of Your splendour.