Merry Christmas! It has been a joy to write here each day during this advent season. Thanks for joining me! I plan to take a short break and then post a couple of times weekly until mid-February. Perhaps, we’ll start a new daily journey for the Lenten season? We’ll see:) 

Until then, I pray that you have a peaceful, beautiful, wonderful, love-filled Christmas – and that your New Year will overflow with fresh hope. He is making all things new!

Today, I’ll leave you with a poem from one of my favorite writers, Madeleine L’Engle. Enjoy!

First Coming

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!

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