Advent poem – Like a shepherd he leads

I’m continuing to write a daily poem based on my Advent reading – an old bookmark from NavPress called “Christ in Christmas.” So baffled was I by one of the readings that I even sent an email to a NavPress editor to check that it wasn’t a typo, but he graciously set me straight, helping me to see the interpretation.

My reading this morning is apt as I rest, fighting some kind of lurgy that’s traveling around among small children and adults. It helps me to remember that the Lord carries us close to his heart, tenderly caring for us. I know many who are struggling with flu and colds – this one’s for you too.

A gravestone in Lesbury, Northumberland.

A gravestone in Lesbury, Northumberland.

Good news
The best news
Shout it from the mountain
Lift up your voice
Be not afraid
Say to the towns and cities,
“Here’s your God!”
The Lord powerful and mighty
He rules and reigns
For those who love him
His reward he bestows
Like a shepherd he tends
Close in his arms he gathers
Carrying them close in his arms
Next to his heart
Leading those who have young
All we, like sheep
based on Isaiah 40:9-11
© 2014 Amy Boucher Pye

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