Sunday, December 11, 2005

CQOD: 12/11/05 -- Nathan: God of pity and love

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 11, 2005
    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
    -- John 1:14 (ESV)

    God of pity and love, return to this earth.
    Go not so far away, leaving us to evil.
    Darkness is loose upon the world, the Devil
    Walks in the land, and there is nothing worth.
    Death like a dog runs howling from his lair;
    His bite has made men mad, they follow after
    All howling too, and their demoniac laughter
    Drowns like a sea our solitary prayer.
    Return, O Lord, return. Come with the day,
    Come with the light, that men may see once more
    Across this earth’s uncomfortable floor
    The kindly paths, the old and loving way.
    Let us not die of evil in the night.
    Let there be God again. Let there be light.
    ... Robert Nathan (b.1894) [1935]

Quiet time reflection:
    You took me out of darkness, Lord, and into Your light.

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