A Note to My Readers -
I've decided to remove my Sunday posts from the weekly cycle. Although I hope they've been of benefit to some of you, they are necessarily secondary to my regular work of sermon preparation each week. I've found that having that extra post to write simply added to the burden of my work. For those readers who would still like access to my weekly work in Scriptural exposition, I would ask them to access the podcasts of my sermons (available through a link in the sidebar), since that remains the primary form of my Bible teaching each week.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Evangeliad (1:25-28)

Section 1:25-28 (corresponding to Luke 1:24-27)

The Lord was true; Elizabeth conceived:
The answer to their prayers they now received.
And in her seclusion she praised her God:
Relieved from shame, and wonderstruck, and awed.

Six months went by, and then another sign:
The timeless dawning of appointed time.
Gabriel the messenger came once more,
To tell of the mys'tries God had in store.

This visitation came to Galilee,
To Nazareth, in hills between the seas;
Where dwelt the virgin Mary, full of grace,
Whose faith would bear the hope of all our race.

The man she was to marry, Joseph named,
Was of the line of David’s royal fame:
A kingly man who had no crown was he,
Who lived and worked with honest dignity.

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