December 17, 2013

Leah Dankertson, Rough Hewn, roughhewn, advent


Luke 2:7, 19, 22-38

Lift up your heads, eternal gates, Alleluia!
See how the King of glory waits, Alleluia!
The Lord of Hosts in drawing near,
the Savior of the world is here, Alleluia!
But not in arms or battle dress, Alleluia!
God comes, a child, amidst distress, Alleluia!
No mighty armies shield the way,
only course linen, wool, and hay, Alleluia!
God brings a new face to the brave, Alleluia!
God redefines who best can save, Alleluia!
Not those whose power relies on threat,
terror or torture, destruction or debt, Alleluia!
God’s matchless and majestic strength, Alleluia!
In all its height, depth, breadth, and length, Alleluia!
Now is revealed, its power to prove,
by Christ protesting, “God is love,” Alleluia!

John Bell, Iona Community



Venus by Sleeping At Last

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