"I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands." - Psalm 143:5

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mary Sings – A Christmas Poem

 

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But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  Luke 2:19

As we inch ever closer to Christmas day my heart fights to keep the focus on a Messiah who came to give us life. I think and muse about a young Jewish maiden…who was brave beyond belief. Mary teaches me that silence is good thing, that pondering on a message from God is a worship moment. (BTW, if you want to “see” a really cool presentation on silence go to Michael Perkins blog post On Being Silent) This poem is my attempt at capturing the power and the simplicity of that moment right after Mary’s hears the Good News. Blessings, Jay

 

Mary Sings

Angel words stir
a devoted heart

Accepting the revelation
Rejoicing with Heaven

A song magnifies
a kingdom’s glory

A young woman
becomes a young mother

The embodiment of
the Father’s intent

Born to her
Sent for us

Emmanuel has come.

In her heart pondering
Mary sings.

Jay Cookingham 12/5/02 ©

 

 

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