EMANUEL

From the unknown
He came
the light-bearer, angel-sung
answering the prophecies
Spirit into flesh
the Christ-child,
promised since creation.

‘But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah,
though thou be little among the thousands of Judah,
yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel;
whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.’

He is the reason
the stars sang for joy
and He is the reason
this world will never
be the same.
Emanuel, ‘God with us’

‘For unto you is born this day
a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.’
 

© Maureen Sudlow

 

REMEMBERING JEAN

A capable wife who can find?  She is far more precious than jewels…Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come…She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue…Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Proverbs 31

A woman of courage
who has slipped the bonds of earth
except in our hearts

until we meet again

…on her birthday