Saturday, December 19, 2009

Third Saturday of Advent

Please read Psalm 121

removing our shoes
ready to slip into
our old, scuffed slippers
of comfortable apathy,
may we be consumed
by the white fire of
which dawned in the
Christmas sky;

slip-sliding down
the stony slopes of
mountains of sin,
may we be caught
by the Word of love,
cradled forever in
the manger of grace;

wandering down the
streets of exiled loneliness,
taunted by those who
laugh as we cling tightly
to the heirloom of trust
handed down to us,
may we be gathered
up in your arms of hope,
carried to worship
the newborn Child.

Keeper of our hearts,

(c) 2009 Thom M. Shuman

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