* 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 In the meantime, it will be replaced with a serialized, unpublished novella that I wrote back in 2005, "Worth It All."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, July 26, 2017

The Evangeliad (1:77-81)

And you, my child, a prophet shall be,
Announcing a holy theophany,
Going before and preparing the way
For he who is coming to love and to save.

Salvation's dawning! Yes, this you'll proclaim:
Forgiveness of sins in God's holy name.
He is our mercy, and in His sweet grace,
God's own compassion shall brighten our ways. 

God cares for us! He appears from on high,
Shining on those who in shadow do lie,
Breaking death's darkness and setting our feet
On pathways that lead us into his peace."

The young prophet grew, Spirit-empowered,
Awaiting the advent of God's chosen hour.
He dwelt in the desert up till the day
When he was sent out to ready the way. 

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