This Morning I Wondered

This morning I wondered
as I watched the birds
through my window–
savored that first sip
of coffee…
Did the earth
gasp
on
the day
He
was born?
When His
first cries pierced
the air
was there a long
sigh–
A sharp
exhale?
Did all of nature
know?
And did the rocks
cry out?
On this bleak
Winter Solstice morning,
As earth turns her
face
away
from light
and darkness descends…
I hold on
to this
glimmer
this twinkling thought:
that all of earth knew
except us.

Comments

  1. says

    Did the earth gasp?
    – Oh, how I do gasp now.

    A sigh or an exhale?
    – Likely both, with fall on your face love.

    Laura, your thoughts surely do twinkle like those brilliantly placed, sky-piercing beauties tossed overhead by God’s gracious hand.

  2. says

    Thank you Laura

    “…the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” Romans 8:22

    Yes, I believe creation rejoiced to see the birth of the Promised One. The One to deliver mankind and creation from the bondage and curse of sin.

    Now, we have hope that He who comes will come, our soon coming King.

    “…Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Col. 1:27

    Blessings & Merry Christmas

  3. says

    Yes, I am absolutely sure of it. Infact I see her do the same thing every single morning when he comes. His birth, his death, his descent into darkness, his resurrection – every single day. It always amazes me that every single one of us does not know. Forget believe, just quite simply know from the evidence all around.

    Sorry to go on. What I meant to say is, this is a beautiful, beautiful, so very beautiful poem.

  4. says

    Simply beautiful Laura. I had a Pastor once who described Christmas in this way, “After 400 years, the silence was broken by a baby’s cry.” Yes – I think the earth gasped.

  5. says

    Great poem! I love the last part the best…

    I hold on
    to this
    glimmer
    this twinkling thought:
    that all of earth knew
    except us.

    All except us. Sobering thought.

    Prayers and blessings,
    Rebecca

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