My favorite contemporary Christian poet is Luci Shaw, who has a book of poems on the Incarnation. She has such pungent phrases. Here are a few I’d like you to reflect on:
Eternity walled in a womb
The Word, stern-sentenced to be nine months dumb
I’d love your reflections on these phrases, your thoughts on why Jesus was willing to leave Paradise, when he had such a sweet relationship with the Father, and undergo such confinement, such limitations, and eventually such sorrow. Why did He do it and what does this mean to you personally?
I find that sometimes thoughts untangle themselves as we write out our thoughts — and the very act of writing them down helps us to focus, to not miss Him, to renew our minds.
Please let us read your thoughts.