Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Peace in unrest

Peace at Christmas
in a world of unrest
people leaving their homes
travelling far
looking for refuge.

in a world of unrest
Roman invaders ruling
with fear and terror
obedience essential.

Joseph, with Mary,
forces to travel far
in lawful obedience
to Bethlehem,
looking for refuge.

No room to stay
in any hostelry:
homeless, street-wandering,
asking, searching,
grateful for shelter.

In the noise
and bustle of a city
Mary trusts in her loving God
to keep them safe
in a world of unrest.

Peace comes to us
in anxious, trouble times,
as we travel through life
finding refuge
in His loving shelter.

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