I have got my eye on you
Like a hawk
Steel eyed, glassy,
You have come before
And dropped the black cape on a place
On a home
Covered in paper it feels like lead weight
You taunt and tease
And say what now
You know the drain of excess and of spent lives
And you peel back the layers
Seeing weary and wondering
But not this year
You will have no place
No room in the inn of our home
No hearts left empty from want or greed
No taking down tinsel with a tear of despair
No now what’s and what’s nows
We will call you glorious too
And name you day of continued praise
And walk out with the love came down at Christmas
The day after
And call it a day of beauty too
When hearts filled by Him and with Him and of Him
Can go out into all the world
For He has set the captives free
And so we are
Of worry want and dread
Paint all the days of gray
With berry red rejoicing
I’ve got my eyes on you
Warm stare of welcoming
You’ve slammed the door on joy
And wagged a boney finger at a home
What now you tired and weary souls
What will you do this day
As you look back on all the days of Advent
And a life which lead you to the dirty
On the mantel
In the past
We’ve wrapped Him back with care and love
And felt a sadness
It is over
When in fact
Its just begun
The day one of continued celebration
Of that bright and silent Holy
Of birth and making all things right
Here right now
We live the days of joyful man
Because we know the cross
In all its sacrifice
So day you will not live as day of infamy
And gloom and spent and sadness for an end
No, the blood red rejoicing will continue
The weary world’s rejoicing
For He came and He reigns
Even and especially on
When all the Christmas
And new and glorious
Lives reconciled to Him
Should find us
Falling on our Knees
The Hallelujah Chorus
To a tired and weary world
Joining Jen, Eilleen and Emily today.
Also joining Heather for Just Write.
12 thoughts on “December 26th”
Yes. Declare it and may it be so! This is exactly why I often leave my baby Jesus figure out on the shelf, even after putting everything else away. Because he never really leaves and I need to be reminded of that. Daily.
Thank you for hearing my heart, as you do. I am grateful for your words, always and especially in response to poetry I feel your extra measure of grace and I say thanks friend.
This is my favorite:
“We live the days of joyful man
Because we know the cross
In all its sacrifice”
Yes! Way to kick greed to the curb.
Yes, I loved that too! Beautiful way with words that are so true.
Alene, Merry Christmas my friend. Smiling that you came visiting and reading in my little world. Thanks for your gift of encouraging words. And I say thank you.
Tresta, your encouragement and presence are lifting me up to the heavens. Thanks for walking out this writing journey with me. I am grateful.
Tresta I am always honored by your little journeys over here. Thank you for hearing me through this piece of poetry that’s been on my heart. Thankful that you have received it as you did.
Beautiful words and a lovely reminder to keep Jesus our focus – always.
Mindy, so nice to meet you. Grateful for your visit over here. Hope to see you again. Yes the challenge is there to shift the focus other places but my heart desires to make Him plenty of room in this season and always.
Your words are always so beautiful, Elizabeth. Thank you!
Eileen, thank you for the hospitality at your place. Grateful to have the community available to me on Tuesdays. Merry Christmas.
Elizabeth, I love this declaration, this proclamation of what will be so even on December 26th, especially on December 26th. That has often been a hard day for me, but I love how you preach it here, sister. The hope, the babe, the light for this dark world doesn’t ever dim.