emmanuel. an advent poem. a Christmas prayer.

for the Mary Magdalene who waits

for a babe to become a man

(((Emmanuel)))

for the woman at the well who seeks

water from His hand

(((Emmanuel)))

for the one who mourns

(((Emmanuel)))

for the one who grieves

(((Emmanuel)))

for the one who offers grace

(((Emmanuel)))

for the one who’s never known its taste

(((Emmanuel)))

for the one who aches from a life of lies

(((Emmanuel)))

for the one who chooses Truth

(((Emmanuel)))

for the one who’s broken free

(((Emmanuel)))

for the one who runs toward justice

(((Emmanuel)))

and the one on bended knee

(((Emmanuel)))

God.

With.

Us.

Christmas is not an armistice

divinity runs much deeper than a day

Christmas came most of all for the ones

who have nothing left to say

courage, if any, they have left

escapes

as a whisper

a breath

a prayer

(((Emmanuel)))

be with me now

be with me

be

with

me

*****

10-MaryMagdalene

Mary Magdalene, by He Qi

*****

“Fear not then,” said the Angel,
“Let nothing you affright,
This day is born a Saviour
Of a pure Virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him
From Satan’s power and might.”
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

~from God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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