Monday, 15 December 2014

Hurrying on

Matthew 2:6
‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who is to shepherd my people Israel.’ ”
Barely half way through Advent
but feeling the pressure
to rush on towards Christmas
To sing the Carols
To place the baby in the crib
To hurry the wise men on
To get there already
But the Advent of God among us
was a long, slow journey
Promised by prophets
through centuries of longing for light
Hoped for by folk
through years of yearning for justice
Watched for by nations
walking in darkness
Who are we
to be impatient today?
Yet we, too, 
long for light,
yearn for justice
and need God
to be born among us
Now.

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