25 December 2022 – Nativity A (05A)

Year A, and I’ve embarked on an exploration of the First Testament readings.

(Isaiah 9:2-7)
In darkness and fear
a small flame of hope relieves
a burdened nation.

A child born, a gift,
to grow as a just, wise king,
the promise of God.

In different times
a promised child is born, poor,
hunted, fugitive.

Celebrate with joy
the risky birthing of hope
which lights our darkness.
    Jeff Shrowder, 2022
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