* Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of the next month and a half, I'm making a few minor changes to my schedule of posting. All posts will continue to be made daily and will consist of material that has not appeared before on this blog. However, because my time will be taken up by my final thesis defense for my Master of Church History degree and by a trip to the Holy Land, several of my ongoing series will be on hold until May.

- On Wednesdays, I'll be posting some of my original poems from my college years, and then in May my "Evangeliad" poems will resume.

- On Thursdays, my series on "How to Be Miserable in Your Christian Life" will wrap up by the end of March. That will conclude that series for now; however, if you enjoyed it, please let me know, because I may add more to it at some later point.

- And on Fridays, my "Glimpses of Grace" series will be on hiatus until May. In the meantime, it will be replaced with a serialized, unpublished novella that I wrote back in 2005, "Worth It All." Beginning in the first week of May, "Glimpses of Grace" will return, this time in the Thursday slot, and a newly-composed adventure novel will be posted on Fridays.

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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