Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas 2007


From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in—we heard it with our own ears, saw it with our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes; we saw it happen! And now we're telling you in most sober prose that what we witnessed was, incredibly, this: The infinite Life of God himself took shape before us.
We saw it, we heard it, and now we're telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy!
This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there's not a trace of darkness in him. (1 John 1:1-5 from The Message)

Receiving the Gift

When all we had left was fear and despair
Your light broke through our darkness

But only if we turn to you
We will reflect your glory
And be warmed
By you

When all we had left was utter loneliness
Your hand reached out to us in love

But only if we accept your gift
We can enjoy your presence
And be reunited
With you

When all we had left was total emptiness
You decided to become one like us

But only if we believe it
We can receive it
And be blessed
In you
.
Picture: moon and mars sharing the sky last night... source

3 comments:

wordsandcats said...

Thank you for this, Paul.

Mike said...

Paul,

Good words.

Carl Trimble said...

Nice job.