Sunday, December 04, 2011

Stay Awake -- A Poem for This Season of Wonder

Stay awake
And for God*s sake
Really I mean it
For God*s sake
Keep your eyes open!

You have no idea when the next thing
Will come around the bend.
The bush may blaze in your front yard.
The waters may part
In the creek out back.
The child who lives in your house
May dance on tiptoe.
Jesus may ring your doorbell
And ask
For a place to be born.

Keep your eyes open
For God*s sake.
You have only begun to see
What needs to be seen.
It is a veritable drop in the bucket.
Water shines even
In an old wooden bucket.

For God*s sake
Stay awake!
Open your eyes!
You have no inkling
When the next thing
Will come around
The bend.

-- by Catharine Phillips
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1 comment:

Catharine Phillips said...

Thanks, Brent!
A blessed Advent to you.