08 December 2019

Second Sunday of Advent 2019

It was a time like this,
War & tumult of war,
a horror in the air.
Hungry yawned the abyss -
and yet there came the star
and the child most wonderfully there.

It was a time like this
of fear & lust for power,
license & greed and light - 
and yet the Prince of bliss
came into the darkest hour
in quiet & silent light.

And in a time like this
how celebrate his birth
when all things fall apart?
Ah! Wonderful it is
with no room on the earth
the stable is our heart.

-- "Into the Darkest Hour," by Madeleine L'Engle


Araignee said...

Wow....I needed that. Thanks for sharing!

KSD said...

You find the most amazing photos for your header!!

Lilly's Mom said...

Beautiful! ☦️

Kym said...

What a lovely poem.

kathy b said...

What a lovely poem to greet me as I return to blog land. The funeral of my dad and the business around it all , kept me away. I missed you guys! I love your advent candles