God brought light out of darkness,
Not out of a lesser light,
And God can bring thee summer out of winter,
Though thou hast no spring.
Though in the ways of fortune, understanding, or conscience
Thou hast been benighted till now,
Wintered and frozen,
Clouded and eclipsed,
Damped and benumbed,
Smothered and stupefied,
Now God comes to thee,
Not as the dawning of the day,
Not as the bud of the spring,
But as the sun at noon.
—John Donne from “Sermons Preached on Christmas Day”
Merry Christmas to all from all at New Ways Ministry!
December 25, 2019