A Christmas Reflection

And so another year fades to an end
but then that fading light is overwhelmed
by radiance of memory once again
an uncommon birth in a common stable
the divine indwells the profane
light enters the darkness
a light that will never be quenched
a helpless child
whose fingers once shaped the universe
God exchanges infinity for humanity
and all our futures are turned around
in this divine exchange
hope for hopelessness
meaning for futility
reconciliation for alienation
and so we turn to face a new year
once again renewed and reassured
that God is with us and knows us
has shared our humanity.

About Chris Appleby

Chris Appleby is Vicar of St Thomas Burwood and the webmaster of the EFAC websites. Before entering ordained ministry he was an Engineer responsible for designing Air Traffic Control systems. He is married to Di and has 3 adult children and four grandchildren.
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