Advent Week 4

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].” (Amplified Bible, Romans 8.37)

I am more than a conqueror
   Through You.

I am reminded to take the spoils
   Of the Battle. I have
The Victory.

Now I need to claim
  The Gifts that come
From the trials.

I thank you for the sorrow
   That forms the watery part
Of my soul.

Without the tears,
   I could not cry with
Those who have lost so much.

The tears nourish the seeds
   Of Love
Planted deep in my Core.

The tears moisten the soil
  Of my Heart
So new plants can grow.

I am not afraid
   Of the pain
Because I know that you are
   My Yahweh:
The God who is with me
   In the mud,
Creating beautiful things
   Of my Life. 

Amen. 

(Lara Stoudt)