Ushering in a new dawn


Our hearts long for the new, welcome a fresh start.

Each day is opportunity to begin again.

Each moment is ripe for grace to invade.

And how much more do we yearn for change when a world is weeping?

When lives are lost and dreams are smashed.

In the aftermath of world tragedy and trauma we feel stunned.

We pray for broken lives as we slowly pick up the pieces of our own.

Wanting nothing more than the security which love offers us with its acceptance and trust.

Because who can we trust when a world spins crazy?

How do we see beyond the casualties and calamity, the senseless crashing and crushing of humanity?

How can hope be birthed again from pain?

It’s a hard question to answer and I have no pat answers to offer here.

But I can point to the Lord of Life who is here in the mire and the mess, sitting in dust and ashes with us.

And I can attest to God’s healing and restoration power and the overarching comfort of His love.

Broken hearts, dreams and lives can be made new as we embrace the hope He offers us for this life and beyond.

Jesus is ushering in a new dawn for all mankind, beginning with one transformed life at a time.


Lord and giver of Life,

As I welcome the dawn

I open myself up

to the pulse of Your Light

and the rush of Your love

moving through me

I meet and greet new

possibilities, potential

and promises to be

fulfilled as I wait


I embrace hope,

fresh start, awakenings

and renewed dreams

I relinquish and discard

yesterday’s brokenness,

pain and distress

Today is opportunity

to begin again

Today is another

unfolding, unfurling

of the barely begun



dawn PJ poem

11 thoughts on “Ushering in a new dawn

  1. Yes, such “senseless crashing and crushing of humanity.” May we lean on “God’s healing and restoration power and the overarching comfort of His love.” Without Him, we could not bear up under all the pain in this world. Blessings and hugs to you, Joy!

    • Oh yes, Trudy, your words here are so true: “Without Him, we could not bear up under all the pain in this world.” Thanks be to God for His indescribable grace! Blessings and hugs to you too, my friend. Xx

  2. Relinquish and discard yesterday’s brokenness. Oh yeah! We’ve had so much sad, dark, loss and pain in the last two weeks, both globally and in my family with the unexpected loss of my cousin. BUT GOD…and the dawn that breaks the dark with mercies new and tender sweet. Love you poem, as usual, my friend. Prayers, hugs and love to you and your’s. xxoo #Holley’s

    • It’s hard to let it go sometimes, isn’t it Sheila? Because the brokenness within us is a constant reminder of a fractured world waiting to be redeemed by God’s grace. I’m sorry to hear of your unexpected personal loss. These things rock our feelings of safety and security as the fragility of life looms large. Thank you for taking time to read this poem. If it has helped in some small measure to alleviate a little of your pain, then I am grateful. Prayers, blessings and gentle hugs to you, lovely friend. Xox

    • Hi lonely author. It’s good to meet you! Thanks for stopping by to leave a kind comment and follow the blog. I appreciate it and will go and take a look at your writing too. Have a blessed weekend, new friend. 🙂

      • I love the humorous way you write, looking at life on the slant. Your poetry is pretty good too. And I see you’ve built up a growing, appreciative audience and community on your blog. Well done; that’s quite some feat! Just followed you back.

      • Thank you for spending time on my blog. I really appreciate that. Stick to reading my poetry, my novels tend to be dark. And my humor…well, it speaks for itself. Thanks so much. You take care. I will be back to read more of your work.

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