Sunday, 9 December 2012

Second Sunday in Advent: Peace

Thank you, Ang, for our wise owl who is now perched knowingly in the tree. He watches and listens and reminds me with a nod that peace may not just be what you get when the house, and the Land, is still and quiet.
He speaks voicelessly of the peace that can hold sway even when the house is busy and the Land is divided and the lords are leaping and the tempers are fraying and the friction is close.
He gently hums this morning's carol, "Oh come, thou Day-Spring, come and cheer, our spirits by thy Advent here, disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and Death's dark shadows put to flight."

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, oh frozen North.

8 comments:

Gumbo Lily said...

Yes, peace amidst the bustle and frozen earth.

sandy said...

I now find myself humming this carol, beautiful words to have in my thoughts on this advent day.

Floss said...

Hmm. Very pertinent. I like the way you indicate that Peace is perhaps understood more realistically in times of trouble, than in times of 'peace' So this post means an awful lot, doesn't it? Thank you! And thanks for your comment, too.

Catherine said...

Fortunately, peace may also come to those who are eating strawberries ; ) & applying sunblock! Funny how we've learnt to associate Christmas peace with a certain hush. I am glad that is in fact more robust & useful than that! x0x0x

Pom Pom said...

Hello darling bestower of beautiful crocheted bunting! Yay! THANK YOU! I shall festoon the classroom with this foreign treasure tomorrow!
I love your words for PAUSE.
I love all your words!
I love YOU!

Fiona said...

yes indeed peace in the midst of business is the peace of God. I love the owl

Annie Bananie said...

Very enjoyable read, thank you. A good reminder of the peace of God that transcends all understanding

Kezzie said...

You have such a way with words! He is with us, Alleluia!