From the unknown
the light-bearer, angel-sung
answering the prophecies
Spirit into flesh
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
See the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evil-doers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall…on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts.
Micah, Holy Bible
For the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness, on them the light has shined…Isaiah 9:2
May the light of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, shine on you all this Christmas-tide.
‘The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shone.’
war will cease
when the white horse rises
from the mist
(Sorry, I couldn’t resist playing…)