Monday, December 26, 2005

CQOD: 12/26/05 -- Flandreau: the foreshadowing

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 26, 2005
Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr
    But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart
    -- Luke 2:19 (ESV)

    The Mother sits by the rough-hewn byre
    where her Baby smiles, and the secret fire
    shines on her face. Her hand rests by
    an iron spike from the wood thrust high
        (“The nails in His hands!” )

    An open chink in the rude, cold shed
    lets in the sky, and the Star that led
    shepherds and kings pours down its light:
    a silver shaft through the frosty night
        (“The spear in His side!”)

    Her hands reach out, as to push away
    the cross-crowned hill and the bloody day;
    they touch a rough, unyielding wall:
    the stable side, of stone piled tall
        (“The stone—rolled away!”)
        ... Alesander Flandreau

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your beginning is my beginning, too.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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