Monday, December 19, 2016

Journeying with Mary toward Bethlehem: Advent Breathless Anticipation

Mary knew: her body told her,
She was about to deliver.
It would not be long now
Until the Baby would be born.

Soon contractions would begin,
Mother breathless in labor.
At the thought of her Baby,
Mary even now breathless with expectation.

Mary’s imminent delivery:
Deliverance for the world!
God’s deliverance from slavery
To sin, to Satan, to self.

Such deliverance from on high:
Each of us needs today.
Setting us free from self
Releasing us from bondage.

Many things hold us in chains:
We pretend they are not there,
Yet we know we need help
From Jesus to set us free.

Mary’s soon delivery:
Deliverance for us all.
With Mary we now wait,
With breathless expectation!
© 2016 Glenn E. Myers

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