Thursday, December 7, 2017

SHELTER (A Cold December)


i

Snowflakes
For the chosen
And the fragile

God's own
Frailty
In them

In Christ

Weakness
Stronger
Than strength

Wiser
Than human
Wisdom

He is
Virtue and
Holiness

In my
Sinfulness
There is

No other
Hope save
In Him

ii

God knocks
On the basement
Door of my life

Enters in
A homeless
Woman and man

To sit with us
At table
And sleep there

In the temporary
Shelter offered
On a cold December night

We bathe
In the blessing
Of this Arrival

Until we release
Our Saviour child
To a cold December day

Wandering
Displaced again
Waiting

Until
When and what
And where?

This is our question
And ours it is
To give the answer.


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"Hide those who have been driven out, do not betray the fugitive, let those who have been driven out of Moab come and live with you; be their refuge in the face of the devastator" (Isaiah 16:3-4)

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