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Retired archaeologist and governmental tree-hugger. I'm a: United Methodist lay pulpit supply preacher; semi-professional photographer; and poet.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Advent Sign

The Virgin Nursing the Infant, by Lucas Cranach the Elder


Sometimes,
God asks us
To ask Him
For a sign.

Sometimes,
God tells us
To not ask
For a sign.

Sometimes, 
God shows
Us a sign
Anyway.

A girl -
A young woman,
Pregnant!
With child?
With Immanuel?
With God?

A baby -
Vulnerable;
God -
Vulnerable!
Too young to choose!
Too young to refuse!
Too young to eat
From the Tree;
The Tree of Knowledge,
Knowledge of Good,
Knowledge of Evil.
Too young!
Vulnerable God,
Depending upon
A young woman -
A girl.

Sometimes,
God makes us
To be a sign.


~ Tiwago




(from Isaiah 7)

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