This is the second in a series of poems about Christmas, this Christmas. Through the framing device of the five Advent candles that mark the progression of the season in various Christian traditions, they will attempt to speak the truth about Christmas in congregant care, both to and from those experiencing it.
II. Hope We have hope! Even though This year has been hard. For good things can come When we least expect them. We found ourselves strong When we thought we’d be weak We found ourselves brave When we thought we’d be scared We find all this life In the dead of winter. We find all these lights At the end of the year We see a star rise In the longest of nights We find God with us When we feel most alone. We have hope! And though The year’s not over yet That means there’s still time To be surprised again.