Christmas List - poem

Written By:
Dave Hopwood
Bible Refs: Isa 9:2
Lectionary Weeks: Christmas - Proper 1 (Year A), Christmas - Proper 1 (Year B), Christmas - Proper 1 (Year C)

This poem touches on many of the varied themes of Christmas as we experience it today.


Excerpt of the poem:

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light:
In the crying of a baby.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light:
In the signature of a star.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light:
In the surround sound from the sky.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light:
In the stories of the first followers.

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light:
In the history of two thousand years.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light:
In the tales from the pubs and pulpits.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light:
In the prophets on the street corners.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light:
In the carols, hymns and songs...

 

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Dave is an author and speaker who loves communicating the Bible using contemporary media, humour, illustrations and stories. He is author of several books retelling the Bible including The Groovy Gospel, The Bloke’s Bible, and Film & Faith. He goes out speaking by invitation and regularly publishes ideas and material via his website: www.davehopwood.com

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