“Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” – John 12:24
“The last enemy to be destroyed is death...Death is swallowed up in victory.” – 1 Corinthians 15:26, 54
"The greater the sin, the greater the mercy, the deeper the death and the brighter the rebirth.” - C. S. Lewis
"This story...has the very taste of primary truth." - J. R. R. Tolkien

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bright Morning Star

Who are you?
What is your name?

We know You through creation, and your acts and presence therein.
You love, you suffered, you rose, you ascended, united with us.
This is your face to us.

You overflow abundantly: elegance and complexity without end.
A universe from nothing.
Yet you allow the night to be.

The deep One, who descends,
The passionate One, who loves,
The great One, who overcomes the night,
The high One, who ascends.

You love unto death - so costly, you give yourself up, you fall into the earth and die.
A fierce, healing Love, burning through the night.
Love is the fire of your holiness.

Who are you, who come to us and walk with us in the night?
Savior, Healer.
Lover, Warrior.

In death, you break from within.
You are the Living One. You were dead, and you live forever and ever.
You hold the keys of Death and Hades.
Firstborn from Death, Lover of the lost people.

Green and gold the banner of Your might in victory, the Son rising.
Red the fire of this romance, Bright Star.
Rich against the shadows of the night, entered and broken.

Our Lord and our God,
Bright Morning Star.
You have Risen.

2 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to share this with the internet. I'll definitely be checking out some of the books I haven't read from your Good Books list- it includes many of my current favorites.

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  2. Thanks :) I just added a book by Thomas Merton to the book list - a recently discovered favorite...

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