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In the bleak mid-winter?

 

They say that He was born

” In the bleak mid-winter”

We dont really know –

The bible didnt  give us

a weather forecast

as they set out for Bethlehem

and theres no mention of snow

in the holy gospels.

But the bleak mid winter

could just be an image;

He comes in the bleak mid winter of our lives

when all can feel cold and dark and fearsome

He comes when our hearts can feel hard as iron

shot through with sadness

and a fear of  terrors unknown.

He comes when people

(who ironically are all his children)

fight and squabble over words of faith

and plan to blow up the world

or each other

because they are different or glimpse another truth.

He comes

when all seems hopeless

and says

“Peace Be With You”

in the bleak mid winter

turning frozen hearts

into spings of running water

and spirits  leap for joy

for a child is born

this day

every day.

 

December 22, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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