Advent Treasure from One of You…

Continuing here with the fourth entry for my “Advent Treasure Box” series,  I’m posting a guest poem penned by my good friend, Lynn D. Morrissey.  Certainly, Advent is entwined with the Glory Light of Resurrection promise… so it makes perfect sense that in referencing this piece, Lynn says “I’ve just finished writing our family Christmas newsletter and I say ‘Jesus was born to die.’  I realize now, I often share that at Christmas.  And truly, it is always important to remember, isn’t it?”

Thank you, Lynni, for sharing your heart’s gold here with us…

Paradox

 

He always was

eternal.

He was the Light,

who curled inside a mortal’s womb,

confined nine months in darkness.

He was the Breath of Life,

who pushed through fleshly walls

to breathe—

to usher in new life, the hope of ages.

He was the Word,

whose speech flung stars to jewel the skies,

yet speechless, cried and clung to mortal’s breast.

He was Creator,

making those who placed Him, helpless, in a trough,

where animals fed.

There was no room in the inn for Him.

 

He was the Savior,

saving those who nailed Him, sinless, to a cross,

where criminals bled.

There was no room in their hearts for Him.

He was the Light,

extinguished in a stony tomb,

obscured three days in darkness.

He was the Breath of Life,

who died,

then pushed through hellish walls of fire

to breathe,

and ushered in immortal life.

He always is

eternal.

... of Nativity scene showing baby Jesus and the Star of Bethlehem

© Lynn D. Morrissey

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Please leave Lynn your thoughts in my comments below!  🙂

Lynn Morrissey Lynn D. Morrissey possesses the rare ability to probe beneath the surface, striking the heart of a subject, while sharing transparently from her own heart. She is passionate about journaling, through which God healed her of suicidal depression, alcoholism, and guilt from an abortion. She empathizes greatly with those who endure pain. A poetic word-stylist, Lynn sculpts beautiful language with her pen, and is the author of Love Letters to God: Deeper Intimacy through Written Prayer, and other books, contributor to numerous bestsellers, a Certified Journal Facilitator (CJF) for her ministry, Heartsight Journaling, AWSA speaker, and professional soloist. She lives with her husband Michael and college-age daughter Sheridan in St. Louis, Missouri. Connect with Lynn on Facebook or email her at: words@brick.net.

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9 Responses to Advent Treasure from One of You…

  1. Audrey says:

    Wow. Such a powerful reminder of where He came from, and the vast chasm He crossed for us.

    • lynndmorrissey says:

      Hi Audrey,
      Thank you for these generous words. I’m so grateful. It is intersting that you should mention that unfathomable, uncrossable chasm between God and man. I love the metaphor of Jesus, as Bridge. Truly without Him, our bridge, we could never reach God. And I’m not sure you had intended the double entendre of “crossed for us,” but yes, without the Cross across the chasm, we would be lost and separated from Him forever. Oh truy, we have so much to thank Him for this Christmas and always. Bless you for commenting, and Merry Christmas, Audrey!
      Love
      Lynn

  2. lynndmorrissey says:

    Pam, what a lovely surprise on this rainy St. Louis Advent day . . . to think of Jesus, Light of the World, the Light who could NEVER be extinguished. May He ever burn brightly in our hearts. I want to thank you for the kindness of your invitation to post and the generosity of your observations. I love your series, and I think we need more of your brand of Christian joy in this world, so often shrouded in darkness. I always find great joy and light in your corner of the world!
    Love
    Lynni

    • Thank YOU for sharing a slice of joy for us to ponder and save in our Advent treasure boxes, Lynn! 🙂

      I think life has enough gloom and heartache for us all, and certainly I could write about that too, but God does seem to keep putting light and beauty and hope on my heart most every time I try to write anything, even when I’m thinking of something more sorrowful… I keep “hearing” encourage, so that is what He seems to be calling me to in my writing. I’m so glad you find that here! And your poem reflects the greatest joy that He has given!

  3. laura says:

    So beautiful, Lynn. This captures all the wonder that is the Christ. But this, in particular, made my heart sing,” … the Word,
    whose speech flung stars to jewel the skies …”
    So gorgeous. Much love to you and Pam too!

    • Thank you, Laura – love to you too. That’s my favorite line too! 🙂

    • lynndmorrissey says:

      Laura, I so love your poet’s heart, and thank you for these gracious words. Oh! Can you just imagine the Lord speaking the skies, the stars, the galaxies, the universe into existence? Can you imagine such power–yet rich with beauty! Staggering. Our Jesus, the Word, is like that–filled with power and beauty. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Laura.

  4. Floyd says:

    Awesome poem, Lynn. A beautiful reminder of Who paid our ransom… Merry Christmas, sister. Thanks for the wonderful gift.

  5. lynndmorrissey says:

    And a very merry Christmas to you, too, Floyd! Oh, Jesus paid it all……..all to Him I owe…..as the song goes. And it’s true! Praise Him for His indescribable gift! Your words are always a gift to us, Floyd. Give love to Diane. I pray she is feeling very fine!
    Love
    Lynn

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