December 20, 2018

Creation Story

Posted in Advent, Atonement, Christmastide, Creation, Creator, Incarnation, Light of the World, Liturgical Calendar, Redeemer, Son of God, Son of Man, The Trinity, Water of Life, Word at 10:24 pm by Teresa Roberts Johnson

On formless earth consumed by emptiness
Obscured by darkness like a funeral cloak,
The hovering Spirit moved to form and bless,
The quickening Word rang forth and morning broke.

Then day by day, disorder was subdued.
Water and land erupted in activity.
Each new glory was avowed as good
By God the Father in divine decree.

On maiden filled with hope for David’s Son
The Spirit hovered to engender Light,
The promised Seed, and God with man made one.
Creator stooped to heal creation’s blight.

His presence in the Jordan did the waters bless,
And as he rose, the Dove descended there
From heavens open as when angels did confess
Glory to God and peace beyond compare.

Yea, peace to all with whom he is well pleased,
Which at the Jordan was revealed to be
His well-beloved Son who has appeased
The wrath that we deserved and set us free.

Once dead in sin, we live to glorify
The Son who has created us afresh.
Now washed with water by the Spirit nigh,
We please the Father through the Word made flesh.

Copyright © 2018 by Teresa Roberts Johnson (All rights reserved)


Written in gratitude for the Word who was made flesh and dwelt among us. A blessed Christmas to all.

Genesis 1, Isaiah 11, Isaiah 40, and John 1.

1 Comment »

  1. Rev. Stephen Stults said,

    Praise God for you! Thank you for this wonderful poetic offering..

    In Christ,
    Fr. Stephen Stults

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