22 December 2013

God Robbed. Goes to get back goods.

...God robbed....Goes to get back robbed goods...Read on...

Holy Sonnet XV
Wilt thou love God, as he thee? Then digest
My soul, this wholesome meditation,
How God the Spirit, by angels waited on
In heaven, doth make his Temple in thy breast.
The Father having begot a Son most blest,
And still begetting, (for he ne'er be gone)
Hath deigned to choose thee by adoption,
Co-heir t' his glory, and Sabbath' endless rest.

And as a robbed man, which by search doth find
His stol'n stuff sold, must lose or buy 't again:
The Son of glory came down, and was slain,
Us whom he'd made, and Satan stol'n, to unbind.
'Twas much that man was made like God before,

But, that God should be made like man, much more.

  • John Donne (1572-1631)

14 December 2013

ExtraOrdinary: The First Christmas

ExtraOrdinary: The First Christmas

What the innkeeper
turned away
he could not forestall.
Camels gawked
as earthbound Frost
kindled Heaven’s Fire
and Christ slipped into time
in a Bethlehem stall.
- A Charity Johnson © 

Great is the mystery of godliness:
  God was manifested in the flesh,
  Justified in the Spirit,
  Seen by angels,
  Preached among the Gentiles,
  Believed on in the world,
  Received up in glory.