Surprises

This is for MLMM’s Tale Weaver: Gift, FOWC: Great, and day 24 of the Christmas challenge. I think the poetry form is called a mirror cinquain. I talked more about gratitude in yesterday’s post, but I am grateful for Christmas itself. Even this crazy year, I think that Christmas will be a special and happy time. We won’t spend time with as much family, but in some ways that’s okay because, in the past, I have felt extra lonely on Christmas, because of all the people. I’m the only person in my family who celebrates Christmas as a religious holiday (not just the secular version), and although I have nothing against the secular expressions of Christmas, it is very lonely when the holiday has a vastly different significance for you than for your family.

Look now!
The time has come,
Quiet birth of God’s Son,
Celebrate for endless ages
This gift.

This gift:
Wondrous surprise as mighty God
As a baby is born,
Weak and helpless,
Like us.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

         Luke 1:30-33 (KJV)

5 thoughts on “Surprises

  1. I totally get what you’ve said–about loneliness amid people who don’t necessarily share our meaningful beliefs. I’ve been estranged from my family for decades…I don’t really miss them, though I pray that God protects and provides for them, and makes His Presence known to them. Like you, I feel so grateful and joyful this Christmas–I know I have more than a lot of people, just because I have JESUS; HE makes us Rich in ways the world doesn’t understand. So I pray you feel His warm embrace, and the joy of a beloved child of God ❤

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  2. There are many holidays to celebrate in December. May you find the joy you seek.
    May we all enjoy a new year of healing, health and hope for a better year.
    Cheers, Jules

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