Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of my summer schedule, in which I'm serving as a camp pastor on top of my normal duties, I'll be putting my ongoing Thursday and Friday series on hold until mid-August. All other days will continue to feature new content as usual, and the Thursday and Friday slots will offer devotional and theological reflections (heretofore unpublished) from my seminary years.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Evangeliad (1:35-39)


 Section 1:35-39 (corresponding to Luke 1:34-38)
 
 "How shall the Mighty One accomplish this,
Bring fruit to a tree of unflowered bliss?"
"The Holy Spirit will descend on you,
Hov'ring in blessing o'er a world born new!

The Most High's power will o'ershadow thee:
Shekinah glory of his majesty,
As in the Temple, full of glory's awe;
The one born of you shall be Son of God!

Yes, even your cousin Elizabeth--
A baby shall come to the childless!
Six months now has the barren been bearing,
For nothing exceeds God's power and caring!"

Then Mary spoke, in love's obedience:
"I am God's servant, this moment and hence,
May it be unto me as you have said."
And Gabriel bowed, and away he went.

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