Saturday, December 24, 2016

Unquenchable Light

Elisabetta Sirani - Virgin and Child

He has shown the strength
of His mighty arm,
the hands
that shaped Adam
from dust,
and scatters the proud
with every scheme
in their hearts.

He crushes the plans
of the haughty
and raises up the lowly,
giving strength
to the weak
and burdens to the strong.

He grants mercy
to His children,
by birthright
and adoption.
He calls home the sheep
who have wandered
in fields untended.

He feeds the empty
and takes from the self-righteous
what they never possessed.
The sinners cry out
for forgiveness
while the pious
hide their faces.

And as the night
is bathed in darkness,
a baby cries out
from a cave in the hills
and the unquenchable light is given
to those who wish to receive.

copyright 2016 - Donald P James Jr 

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