The Word

The Word

The Word
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I was there when the sun first rose,
Hoisting it high to heaven’s height,
I was there to catch the evening glow,
Lullabies easing, earth’s first night.
~ D.F.

Feast of St John the Evangelist
December 27, 2013

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“All things came to be through Him, and without Him nothing came to be.”
~ John 1:3

Stephen

Stephen

The foes are biting, his head hung low,
It rained so hard, the stones and blows,
Yet, even as his blood ran cold,
Victory beckons! To the Lord, he holds.
~ D.F.

Feast of St Stephen, First Martyr
December 26, 2013

Morning Star

Morning Star

The dark hours, ever deepening,
Winter chill, heart gripping,
Yet shiny orb, gently warming,
The Morning Star, dawn awaking.
~ D.F.

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“I am the root and offspring of David, the bright morning star.”
~ Revelation 22:16

Photo:
I have been informed by a young botany enthusiast that this flower is a Pigeon Orchid (Dendrobium crumenatum). Thanks, Isaac!

In the Making

The Making

With patient love, watchful, guarding,
The Eden within her being,
For the Tree of Life, at last flowering,
God-is-with-Us, in the making.
~ D.F.

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“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.”
~ Matthew 1:23

Last Turning

Last Turning

Daylight dimming,
Clouds darkening,
Breeze, changing,
Pulse quickening,
Stomach churning,
One last turning,
Spirit releasing.

Angels appearing.

~ D.F.

“When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.”
~ John 19:30

Heavenly

Heaven and the Bee

Perhaps this little bee can give us a glimpse of heaven?

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Bursting with life,
not barely,

Ever so busy,
yet not fretting,

One at home,
Hearts resting.

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”

~ St Augustine of Hippo
(13 Nov 354 – 20 Aug 430)

+ May the souls of our dearly departed find eternal rest. Amen. +

All Souls Day
2 November 2013

All Saints

All Saints

Invitation accepted,
The multitudes arrive.

Arduous journeys, labour and strife.

Spirits gently bearing,
Prayers and incense rising.

Their just reward to be had,
See, the royal table lays set.

The LORD’s banquet at last attending,

Let all saints rejoice and be glad.

All Saints Day
November 1, 2013

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“After this, I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue.

They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands.

They cried out in a loud voice:

“Salvation comes from our God, who is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb.”

Revelation 7:9-10