Love in Christ

From Isaiah 40:3-5:  “A voice cries out:  ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.  Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.'”

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Earth filled with gloom and doom

Sinful and fallen race

World empty of joy’s light

Love transforms from God’s grace


Love comes from the Father

Love bringing God to earth

Love for our salvation

Love born in His Son’s birth


Angels proclaim great news

Majestic, glorious

Never-ending peace sent

God’s love victorious


Christ delivers God’s love

Replacing life’s darkness

Silence and confusion

Overcoming starkness


Compassion sharing hope

Shepherd gathers His lambs

Lighting the world with love

Grace breaking sin-filled dams


Sunrise leads to Jesus

His Kingdom never ends

Rejoice in His Glory

Rising Son’s love now mends


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From Ezekiel 34:15-16:  “I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord GodI will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy.  I will feed them with justice.”

This final poem completes the series posted on each Sunday during Advent.  If you missed any of the previous Advent-inspired poems, here are the links:

18 thoughts on “Love in Christ

    • Susan, thanks for reading this poem. I enjoyed writing the Advent poetry series as it provided me with an opportunity to make the journey as well over the four weeks. May God’s peace continue to light the way for you in the coming year.


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