Advent Devotional Poetry

I will be expanding my Advent series, Devotions to Our God in the Manger, to a longer selection in 2014.  Here is a piece from week 1 in 2013.  I expect to have 5 selections for most weeks in 2014.  We will begin on November 30

A D V E N T   2 0 1 3:    D E V O T I O N S   T O   O U R   G O D   I N   T H E   M A N G E R

Jesus

Week 1            Stay Awake

                       A Knock

This week, I too have heard Jesus at the door,
knocking,
and the vibrations have tingled often in my chest,
and I have been aware, awake,
and I come to the door alive.
Whom do I see?
My neighbor is there, seeking missing mail;
lonely?
Urban camper friends come, seeking
bus passes and warmth;
cold and lonely?
A young boy comes a calling,
seeking a small job to earn some bread;
ragged and lonely?
Christ is alive in my community,
as He was in Christmas past.
Christ is alive and He knocks on my door.
I am anxious now for a final Advent,
for all things new, but today He lives at my door.

(c) Tom Bolton, 2 December, 2013, Cathedral Square

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About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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