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Christmas Sonnet 2016

While John’s gospel does not contain an infancy narrative, his first letter is most insistent about the reality and significance of the incarnation. So today we celebrate the incarnation from the context of 1 John. Eternal life, immeasurable love, Existed as the Father and the Son Together shared the joy and glory of The perfect … Continue reading

Christmas Sonnet 2015

For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us. He shoulders responsibility and is called: Extraordinary Strategist, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His dominion will be vast and he will bring immeasurable prosperity. He will rule on David’s throne and over David’s kingdom, establishing it and strengthening … Continue reading

Christmas Sonnet 2013

Here’s this year’s Christmas sonnet/prayer. It comes from thinking about the two sentences below (from Paul’s letter to the Christians at Ephesus), and from an objection to the typical rhyming pattern found in Christmas carols: child – mild, as in “meek & mild;” meek, yes; but mild? I never perceive Jesus as “mild;” rather he … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About “Christmas Joy”

The angel said, “I bring you tidings of great joy … For to you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is the Christ, the Lord.” Christmas marks the day when God sent a Savior for me, so that I might have great joy forever. If Christmas merely marked the … Continue reading