16 December 2015

Third Week of Advent: Joy


Joy came blazing, and I thought it would burn me up,
Because even though I ache in the dark,
My eyes still hurt when the light comes on.
I admit that I was hollow,
Empty of everything but those last few strands that I called hope.
And my heart yearned for a break from the shadowy dusk of loneliness,
But I began to despair that morning would ever break over the peaks.
The sun always rises, and this time, it was blazing.
The ribbon of clouds was rosy and embroidered with golden thread,
And the voice from the depths bellowed, Rejoice. 
And it rattled me to the core of every broken piece that I boasted of,
Every crack became wider, and my doubt shattered,
For dawn had come and it was blazing.
I rejoiced, not because I owned the joy, for it was too hot to touch,
Too bright to behold.
I rejoiced because I was weak and silent, and He that is within me was singing.
Gloria, Gloria, look up, for the Lamb of God is worthy. 
Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel--God is with you. 
My God is here and He is blazing.


14 comments :

  1. That is beautiful. I love the bottom half especially.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! :-D Soli Deo Gloria. :-)

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  2. this is fabulous Hannah! you make my day! thank you for the visit, I love you!

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    1. Thank you! <3 Thank YOU for the visit. I love and miss you so much!

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  3. You have such a pretty way of seeing the world, girl. :)

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    1. Awwwwwwwwwwwww thank youuuuuuuu. <3 It's God's eyes that help me to see. 'Cause otherwise I'd be pretty well miserable. But He is so good I can't help but rejoice.

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  4. REJOICE, indeed, rejoice <3
    glorious post, dearest hannah! xx

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    1. Amen! And praise be to God that we have something SO AMAZING to rejoice about.

      Thank you! Soli Deo Gloria. I can never say that enough. 'Cause my words are just words, but His, man. His are the greatest ever spoken.

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  5. Lovely thoughts! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Lydia! :-) Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

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  6. OH MY WORD. gurl.

    "The ribbon of clouds was rosy and embroidered with golden thread,
    And the voice from the depths bellowed, Rejoice."


    THIS REMINDS ME OF THE CREATION OF NARNIA AND IT'S PERFECT.
    You beautiful soul, you. ♥

    love,
    abbiee

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    1. AGH THANK YOU. <3

      OH MAN NARNIA YES YES YES! I didn't see that when I wrote it but IT FITS SO WELL. Oh man. Ohhhh man. I forgot how much I loved that part....those books.... eeekekkekekkkk so good. <3 <3 <3

      Thank you for showing me that. Wow. So good. :-)

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  7. This poem is so beautiful, as are all the rest! I love the idea of writing a poem for each week of Advent.

    I admit that I was hollow,
    Empty of everything but those last few strands that I called hope.
    And my heart yearned for a break from the shadowy dusk of loneliness,
    But I began to despair that morning would ever break over the peaks.
    The sun always rises, and this time, it was blazing.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like the idea... Still working on my last poem for Advent. It seems to be coming along slower than the other ones. But I'm so glad you liked this one and the others! :-) Merry Christmas!

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