Thursday, December 2, 2010

Advent Beauty...Candle One...


Tilting on her yearly track
Advent beauty circles back,
Flying faster with the years,
Hardly giving time for tears
First to dry upon the cheek—
Has it been more than a week
In the ground now winter cold?
Has there really been a spring
When the birds began to sing?
Has there been both summer, fall
Since the Baby in the stall
Called us with a Christmas bell
to sing, O Come, Immanuel?
Tilting on her yearly track
Advent beauty circles back,
Flying faster with the years—
Ah, but overtaking fears.
Let the Lord of advent lift
Every care (an early gift!);
See the Savior and the Son
Shine in advent candle one.
~John Piper, Advent Beauty 1982 

I've decided to do this challenge...because it really goes hand in hand with our yearly Advent celebration.  Our family loves slowing down during the busiest time of the year to focus on what's most important!! 

So, I've got my big PEACE candle...and ironically, I Peter 5:7 "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." was already printed at the top of my December calendar!  HA! 

2 comments:

Barbara H. said...

Love that poem -- I'd never seen it before.

A Homemaker's Heart said...

Nice to meet you from WLW Peace on Earth Challenge.

Looking forward to a peaceful month!