Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Advent of Joy

We sing of Christmas Joy. The baby is come. We ignore an important part of the message. Why did the baby come? The baby came to die for us. God came as a baby. He came to suffer for us. In that suffering and death is joy. So the story is also one of joy. This poem responds to this paradox.

Advent of Joy
I came to Earth to die.
To suffer torment.
In that deep anguish
there was/is joy.
Peace & contentment
obedience flowed.
There is joy in the cup
offered to you.

© Presbypoet, December 17, 2000

Do you know Jesus came to die for you?

Do you know why?

Will you accept the gift He offers you?

Do you know what His gift is?


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