A Conspiracy of Love

Connecting Points

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Current Study: Advent

Today’s Topic:  A Conspiracy of Love

Scripture Reading:  1 John 3:16  This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 

As we brace for a major winter storm that could disrupt lots of our family plans for Christmas, let us not become so worrisome that we forget to celebrate the transcending power of love. Love broke through the farthest boundaries of the universe and stepped into the world in a manger. Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

If our plans are able to be realized, I will be on vacation all next week visiting family in the Dakotas. So until I return on Monday, January 4th, may this Advent poem written by Dave Veerman carry you through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

LEGACY

                                                  Your life is like the morning fog-

Like the fog

  a morning mist

    life flows and ebbs

      until sun kissed

  Of days and years

    at Noels past

      we await

        but done so fast

    Delighted squeals

      and paper torn

        our family’s joy

          each Christmas morn

      So my wonder

        at the tree

          how many yuletides

            left for me

                                             It’s here a while,

Not long ago

  in manger lay

    the Holy One

      a price to pay

  Thirty years

    plus three invested

      the twelve and more

        supremely tested

    Faithfully

      they passed the Word

        loving, serving

          many heard

      We their heirs

        live through the ages

          write our account

             on fresh pages

                                                   then it’s gone (James 4:14, NLT).

Parent, child

  new generation

    sharing Truth

      the Incarnation

  Christmas gift

    amazing story

      grace unfurled

        revealed glory

    This baton

      to hand along

        faith to faith

          the future strong

      Knowing not

        just when I’ll see

          my chapter

            in this legacy

And so soon

  the race is won

    at journey’s end

      I kiss the Son.           Hallelujah!

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