Sunday, 4 December 2016

Advent Vigil

We wait, wide-eyed not in wonder
But shock, cold
The world spins, stricken for so many reasons
Darkness expanding, truthfulness receding

We wait, wide-eyed, sleepless
Resisting the inevitable
Wondering if something else could happen to break the night
Seeking warmth, seeing home, listening for a whisper to herald the light

I wait
Can I hold attention?
To be patient someone said – is to be brave

The world’s saviour was born blinking into evil’s glare
An eternal mystery wrapped in time and space
Truth come close
To hold the shattered earth

The shards of existence pierced hallowed hands and feet
Before the descent into the deep depth of darkness

And then the rising          

But not now
Now is the wait, the waiting
For the birth
It’s so cold and so very dark

Don’t fret
Just stay awake for the miracle

We need to be brave
We need to be saved

Sarah Larkin 2016