Reaching out

This is a season for reaching out.

Making quality time for loved ones, family and friends.

Offering gifts, help and encouragement.

Creating space to meet with our Creator-God.

Seeking to engage our finite minds and lives with the Infinite One ~ our Lord Jesus Christ.

Preparing hearts and homes to receive Him anew.

As the Advent season of watching and waiting, reaching out and receiving draws to its glorious ending, I reach out to you with gratitude for all God has done in my life this year.

I am particularly thankful for the many new friendships I have made in the writing community especially.

Thank you for being here and sharing the poetic journey with me. I have really appreciated your company and comments.

And as I take a brief break to recharge my batteries and enjoy having time to read and reflect more, I pray that you may you have a truly blessed and hope-filled Happy Christmas!

‘Reaching out’

There’s a reaching out

across time and eternity

as Love comes down

to embrace our fallen humanity

and spill the fragrance, sweet savour

of God’s holy favour

There’s a whisper, a shout,

an angelic proclamation

as the Prince of Peace

invades every tribe and nation

with the news of His birth

echoing throughout earth

There’s a longing, a sigh,

in hearts heavy and weary

for a way to break free

from days hard and dreary,

with scattered hopes and dreams

failed plans and schemes

There’s a wonder, a cry

and recognition dawning

that this baby, Christ-child

brings us a resurrection morning

of forgiveness, mercy and healing

seen in God’s grace all revealing

©JoyLenton2013

6 thoughts on “Reaching out

  1. Dear Joy
    You have definitely reached deep in my heart with your words. Yes, it is really across time and eternity! I am also taking a break and wish you and your family a blessed Christmas. Thanks for your friendship this year. It has made me a richer person!
    Much love XX
    Mia

    • Dear Mia, thank you so much for your wonderful encouragement! I really appreciate the effort you make to stop by and offer support, and I’m sorry I cannot always return the favour. Your friendship has definitely “made me a richer person”.
      I hope and pray you will reap the benefit of taking a break, emerge stronger physically and refreshed spiritually. Much love and manifold blessings for the year ahead. Xx 🙂

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