The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. — Isaiah 9:2, NLT
We wait, look forward, anticipate,
and there is a joy in that expectation
of what will soon come to pass,
but there is also a glory in our now —
He is here, listen for the still, small
voice; He is with us, our Emmanuel
abides as an ever-present Christmas;
He is our protector, our Abba holding
us, binding up our wounds.
Hope is not only for our future;
hope is eternal, so while we look
forward, let us live attentively
in the humility of all that has passed,
all that is now, and all that we await
in the future; glory be… there is Light.
—C.L. Fisher, November 2020
*Written in response to a question posed in the book Shadow & Light: A Journey Into Advent by Tsh Oxenreider
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