Five Days of Advent: The Angel


Steadfast Love
Strength
Simplicity
Patience
Compassion

"Behold, I bring you good news"

I am the angel
I go before you
I am there before you arrive.
I am not the fear
I am the peace.
I am not the anxiety
I am the calm.
I am not the one 
you run from.
I am the one 
you stay close to.
Steadfast Love
Strength
Simplicity
Patience
Compassion
I am the angel

"For Nothing will be impossible"

I am the angel
In my presence
you stay.
In the presence of
the spirit of 
darkness
you run away.
I go before you
so that when you arrive
you are not alone.
I walk the walk.
Grace defines me
Confidence upholds me
Truth surrounds me
Conscience emanates through me
Steadfast Love
Strength
Simplicity
Patience
Compassion
I am the angel

"Do Not Be Afraid"

I am the angel
I close the deal.
I open the door.
I direct the way unknown.
I walk in when others walk out.
I push you through
when the reserves are gone.
I show up 
and you know that I am there.
I speak 
and your heart believes
while your mind deliberates
and leaves you doubting.
But you know better.
I am the kindness that 
you didn't expect.
I am the truth that
you didn't know you had forgotten
I am the tenderness that
you didn't know you needed.
I am the love
you can't do without.
Steadfast Love
Strength
Simplicity
Patience
Compassion
I am the angel.

"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth, peace to those on whom favor rests"

I am the angel
the gift of now
the Advent of this time
with gifts to be unwrapped
in the people
and places of this moment.
Even the cranky ones
and the traffic jam
and the crowd at the airport monastery
and the over-excited child
and the frenzy of
"not enough"
I am the angel
of the inside peace
the calm in the midst of the storm
the halt to traffic in your head
the heart that opens
unexpectedly.
I am the miracle
that is waiting to remind you
"Do Not Be Afraid"
I am here
I am the angel.

"Do not be afraid.
Your prayer has been heard"

I am the angel

I'll go ahead of you
and meet you there.

I am the angel.