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Few saw the light…
Advent Reflection

Reading: St John 1-14

Advent Candles

softly glow,
gently illuminating

the way for Christ’s
greater light.

Though he came

into the world,
‘the world did not recognise him’,
for his light

was not the glaring,

powerful light

many longed for

or expected.

‘The true light

that enlightens everyone’

was glimpsed by

eyes accustomed

to the darkness

of night skies,

attuned to the movement
of distant stars.

Few saw

the light of heaven’s glory.
Yet, as shepherds and wise men

worshipped

in the dimness of earth’s stable,
a bright flame of faith

kindled within them

and their faces shone.

© Alan Barker 12.20

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