Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bearing the Promise

Bearing the Promise
Mary, I praise you.
I marvel at your faithfulness
your wholehearted embrace
of God’s claim on your life.
You sing a magnificent song
of certainty.

If it had been me
I would not have been so accepting,
so confident
so quick to assume
my place in the plan.

You worshipped.
I worried.

You said, behold
I am the handmaid
the servant of the Lord.

I said, whatever this is
I have to research this first.
I need to be logical, look at the facts.

An angel spoke and you listened.
I would like to say I’m learning
to do it your way.

How do I listen?
What will I hear?