A Time to Every Purpose

To many Christians, Christmas is just another opportunity to talk about the resurrection and God’s forgiveness. I like the way he puts it in this poem, that Christmas is a time to focus on hope and healing. God does so much more for us besides forgiveness. It’s not just about sin. Think about the miracle of creation. Think about how God watches over us, protects us, guides us, loves us, heals us. He is our perfect companion. He is our friend. He is our father, in every sense of that word. And look at all Jesus taught us. Don’t just focus on the end of his life. Focus on his entire life. He did so much more than die. He lived! And what a miraculous life it was. A perfect life. A life of love. And it all began with his birth.

Poesy plus Polemics

"Holy Family" Painting by Heidi Malott From hmalott.blogspot.com “Holy Family”
Painting by Heidi Malott
From hmalott.blogspot.com

remember the birth
even more than the life
of the man who would die
in eclipse of our sins

in the birth is the promise
the possible everything
each newborn babe
a most lovely creation
immaculate vessel
containing all human
potential the heights of
all mortal achievements
the deepest divinely
held hopes for mankind

even more than the life
of the man who would die
in eclipse of our sins
remember the birth

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Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

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