Advent: Hopeful Expectation


Hopeful expectation.

Longing for the day

The Messiah comes.


As a babe,

Deity in flesh,

God with us.


beachOn a string,

The sun rises.

The sun sets.

Seconds melt into minutes,

Minutes into hours.

Days stretch into seasons.

Years fade,

Fleeting as an exhale.


Trees ignite with

Glowing  embers.

Leaves drop one by one.


But waiting.

In eager expectation

Of  renewal,

For the day they will clap their hands.


Lines etched in hands.

Each a story,

A well-worn path.

The ache of suffering.


Under the burden of the curse.

Redemption unrealized.

Longing for home.



The Messiah returns.

Faithful and True.

The bride in fine linen,

Meets her groom.

A promise fulfilled,

Wounds healed and hope realized.

Liberated for eternal glory.

Inspired by the following texts:

Romans 8 :18-25 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Revelation 21:1-5 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”


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