Friday, November 25, 2016

Journeying with Mary toward Bethlehem: Advent Expectation

Mary expecting,
Her womb great with child.
Pregnant with her firstborn,
God’s Only Begotten Son.

Mary’s heart full of expectation:
She would be a mother!
What will it be like to give birth?
How will she rear the Son of God?

Soon to travel toward Bethlehem,
The city of David, Joseph’s ancestor.
How will the trip go?
Where will I deliver?

Expectation of good,
Mixed with apprehension.
She prepares for Bethlehem,
For the birth of the Christ child.

This Advent we join Mary
Along a bumpy road,
Many unanswered questions,
Yet hearts full of expectation.

These four weeks we move forward,
Co-traveling to Bethlehem,
Expectation of new life for each of us,
Opening ourselves afresh to New Birth!

© 2016 Glenn E. Myers

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