Saturday, December 11, 2010

Advent Offering

I come to do your will, O Lord.
So the ancient prophet spake
when he glimpsed your holy birth,
Emmanuel come at last to Earth.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
So your blessed mother spake
and in that moment conceived a son,
savior of the world, promised one.

I offer my life to do your will ...
so your children kneeling pray.
Once more to Earth you come in love
with tender blessings from above.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Advent Thoughts

When I was a child,
Advent lasted forever.
O sweet anticipation.
Would Christmas ever come?

When I was a child,
life stretched ahead forever.
Plenty of days to prepare
to face my coming King.

Now the candles dance
brighter week by week.
One and two and three and done.
Are you ready for the Son?