Christmas On

In the face of seasoned waves of evil
that we would sing that old noel,
that we would hang lights on branches,
that we would give gifts to others
even if that gift is only ourselves –
this, this is a defiance seemingly impotent
against the principalities and powers who
daily conspire to convince us that
we are alone and love is a lie.
But do not be deceived for the demons themselves
tremble at such quaintness.
Sisters and brothers, Christmas on.
 
 

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12 Comments

  1. michelemorin on December 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I really like this because we forget that Christmas commemorates warfare in the heavenlies. Maybe Luke 2 ought to be read alongside Revelation 12 (with Matthew’s account of Herod’s bloodbath) every Christmas Eve.

  2. wynnegraceappears on December 18, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Preach it. This brought me to tears that I could not even release. The news of this world brings a toughening. The poets of our world can bring the softening back to the callous places. Thank you.

  3. chrishollysmith on December 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    This is so rich, John. It made me say aloud, Oh, you feel it, too? I thought I was the only one.

    “this, this is a defiance seemingly impotent
    against the principalities and powers who
    daily conspire to convince us that
    we are alone and love is a lie.”

  4. mike graves on December 18, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Atta boy John!Felize Navidad

  5. pastordt on December 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    thank you, thank you. This needs saying again and again – and you say it so very well.

  6. Gwen Acres on December 19, 2014 at 12:51 am

    “Sisters and brothers, Christmas on.” Thank you for this greeting and may it be true for you and yours!

  7. jodyo70 on December 19, 2014 at 1:54 am

    John, what a positively defiant (in the very best way) and powerful poem. Wow.

  8. literarywanderings on December 19, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Amen and amen! Keep preaching it. The only thing that exposes the truth of darkness is the greater truth of light.

  9. rivgarden on December 20, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Love those words Merriest Christmas ever

    Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

  10. patriciaspreng on December 20, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I have dressed this up just a little (font wise), printed it on a beautiful piece of paper, framed it and am personally taking this to my oldest and dearest friend tonight who has just become a Christian and it’s her birthday. This goes beyond thank you words, John. <3

  11. patriciaspreng on December 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    p.s. How much do I owe you?

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