by Lance Crumley
to my Chapel family who Christ brought me into
Who Are You?
I knock on your door
Your echo is my answer.
You open; I look…
Over your shoulder, I watch you measure
the dust of being on your scale
of grace and mercy.
You make a mark.
You save a soul.
Life has cast its own upon the beach- unwanted.
You point your finger at the shadow,
it is overcome by the light,
the truth, the way.
There is one who walks
in the blaze of the sun
and casts no shadow.
There is one who lights the morning sky
with loveliness of the dawn of creation.
You pass through this day
and leave behind a warmth no night can destroy.
There is a rhythm of life
that permeates from your Spirit,
sustains me in my weakness,
holds me to your Being,
inspires me to your Greatness,
fills me with the dance of your Love,
carries me into my tomorrow!
There is a calmness of life to which man turns
when the stormy seas of existence threaten to destroy him.
He turns in anxiety and finds peace.
He turns in his desperation and finds life.
He turns in his confusion and finds direction
and finds You.
Born to humanity on Christmas Day!
For Advent devotions this year, we are using Pastor Tim Keller’s themes in his new book Hidden Christmas