Tuesday, December 24, 2019

December 24th

“Lift up your eyes and look around;
    they all gather together, they come to you;
your sons shall come from far away,
    and your daughters shall be carried on their nurses’ arms.”
Isaiah 60:4

in cars crammed
with packages, on
roads jammed
with weary travelers;
in airport lounges,
trying to get comfortable
in plastic seats, while
another delay is announced;
in adult children
trying to keep the promise
to make it home this year,
and in little kids staring
at the night sky for (just)
a glimpse of a sleigh,
may we see you
gathering us to your

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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