Friday, December 12, 2008

December 13

First Coming
by Madeleine L’Engle

He did not wait till the world was ready,
till men and nations were at peace.
He came when the Heavens were unsteady,
and prisoners cried out for release.

He did not wait for the perfect time.
He came when the need was deep and great.
He dined with sinners in all their grime,
turned water into wine. He did not wait

till hearts were pure. In joy he came
to a tarnished world of sin and doubt.
To a world like ours, of anguished shame
he came, and his Light would not go out.

He came to a world which did not mesh,
to heal its tangles, shield its scorn.
In the mystery of the Word made Flesh
the Maker of the stars was born.

We cannot wait till the world is sane
to raise our songs with joyful voice,
for to share our grief, to touch our pain,
He came with Love: Rejoice! Rejoice!

4 comments:

Nancy said...

I love this one. Peace into the chaos. Love into the hate.

irden juca said...
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irden juca said...

Let us rejoice, for we have hope in Him.

Yeah , Nancy reminded me of Dan's message "peace into chaos", He brought peace into our chaos, let us raise our songs with joy and bring peace into somebody else's chaos.

Thanks for being who you are. Thanks for saying "Thank you for reading the blog Juca", it meant so much to me!

Thank you. I love you more than words can say.

Crystal said...

Favorite so far.