Advent 2018

“Those who walk the fields to sow, casting their seed in tears,
    will one day tread those same long rows, amazed by what’s appeared.
Those who weep as they walk
    and plant with sighs
Will return singing with joy,
    when they bring home the harvest.”
(Psalm 126: 5-6, The Voice)

 Thank you for coming down
into our brokenness and bringing peace
to the pieces of our lives.
Thank you for coming down
into the darkness and lighting
the way home.
Thank you for coming down
into our sorrow and holding our tears
until they can water
our soul gardens and
grow new plants of
Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.

During this Advent Season,
I celebrate miracles that contrast
all that seeks to destroy us in the world.


Lara Stoudt