Wednesday, December 01, 2010

That First Christmas

After the waiting
centuries of waiting
the prophesies being fulfilled
John jumping in her womb

The angels singing
in a dream coming
to Mary, to Joseph
to tell the good news

Waiting for the Messiah
the King of heaven
to save us from ourselves
the price of the law

Coming humbly
the babe in the manger
God pouring out himself
walking as a man

On that First Christmas
that baby’s first Christmas
the star shining brightly
atop the tree of the sky

The lowly stable
the animals, the shepherds
wise men coming
to bring us worthy gifts

Waiting for Advent
like the people
the prophesy waiting
to be fulfilled

God in His heavens
Christ at the right hand
waiting to come
to bring His people to Him

December 1, 2010
Romans 13:11-14
Isaiah 2:1-5
Worship Theme: “Hope”
and sermon, “The Reason for the Season”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
November 28, 2010
First Sunday of Advent

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