Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Disruption

Conceived in a scandal, born in a barn,
Jesus disrupts and disturbs fallow lives.

He offended his people by breaking their rules,
bringing not peace but a sword

to vanquish the old ways, to unshackle the laws.
He was a dissident, an insurgent, a dent in the world.

Some who'd awaited God's final word
were disappointed, insulted, outraged.

There was no throne, just a stumbling stone
no peace before or after that day.

Your waiting is ended this Christmas morn,
a soul choice is His unending gift.

He is here. All is changed.
Now in silence He waits for you.

5 comments:

Madison Richards said...

"Jesus disrupts and disturbs fallow lives"... I love this! He certainly does - and thank goodness!

Such beautiful thoughts - thanks for sharing them!

Grace,
Madison

Susan's Snippets said...

Diane - Beautiful!!

I wish you and your family a "three-item" Christmas - faith, family and friends.

with the hope it never ends

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I like the way this overturns stereotypes.

Merry Christmas.

Daniel Bell said...

What I want in my Christmas stocking from Diane: an explicitly sensual, even sexual poem about Christmas. Give me a Dan reason for the season!

I do love the poem, though.

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