Friday, December 5, 2014
by Mary Harwell Sayler
"Rejoice," the angel said to me.
"The Lord is with you, blessed one."
Yet I wondered how that could be.
Could anyone conceive God's love,
much less His Son?
"Receive the power of
the Most High, Mary, for with God,
nothing is impossible."
Fear left me then on wings
until my spirit, soaring, sang,
expectantly awaiting anything –
conceivable or inconceivable –
the Lord would bring.
©2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, poet, writer, and lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible, and the church
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
In God's presence
awaiting the command
to speak again the word –
the heavenly message
they have heard:
God is with you.
Let fear be broken.
The Lord has spoken.
©1998, ©2013 by Mary Harwell Sayler, all rights reserved. The poem, which depicts the Virgin Mary’s encounter with the Angel Gabriel, originally appeared in my chapbook, Saints Alive, Now & Then, now out of print, and in my book of Bible-based poems, Outside Eden, published in 2014 by Kelsay Books.