Thursday, December 22, 2016

Solstice Turnings

Yesterday was the Winter Solstice.  Today we get the first gift of this next season, a return of light.

But we have had other gifts to raise our spirits.  We have sung with friends.

The season reminds us of the simple joys, which can be ours, if we seize them.  We can find some time to read.

If the weather permits, there can be time for a walk through the austere beauty of this season's landscape.

We have heard the good news.  We do not have to weep in the ruins of our cities.

The manger is cold and empty now, more like a tomb.

But God breaks through--the captives shall be freed!

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