Friday, December 21, 2007

Moonless Darkness

Christmas is a time of year that we celebrate the birth of our Savior - Jesus Christ. It is also a very good time to examine our lives, put the old self in the past, and ask God to fill us with his grace that we might sincerely live humbly and purely for him. I enjoyed this Christmas poem as it speaks to this mindset.

Moonless darkness stands between.
Past, O Past, no more be seen!
But the Bethlehem star may lead me
To the sight of Him who freed me
From the self that I have been.
Make me pure Lord: Thou art holy;
Make me meek, Lord: Thou wert lowly;
Now beginning and always:
Now begin, on Christmas Day. - Gerard M. Hopkins

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Nice poem. Thanks!