"The Husbandry of God"
from Three Poems on the Incarnation by Elton Higgs.
How can I contain this word from the Lord?
His light has pierced my being
And sown in single seed
Both glory and shame.
Content was I
To wed in lowliness
And live in obscurity,
With purity my only dower.
Now, ravished with power,
I flout the conventions of man
To incubate God.
In lowliness how shall I bear it?
In modesty how shall I tell it?
What now shall I become?
But the fruit of God's planting
Is His to harvest.
No gleaner I, like Ruth,
But the field itself,
In whom my Lord lies hid.
Most holy God, when we come to you fearing that truth condemns us, show us that truth is one with love in your Word made flesh, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Shuna George (England). Psalm 95: Righteousness and Peace Kiss.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov "Our Father" St Petersburg Chamber Choir, dir. Nikolai Korniev. St Catherine’s Lutheran Church, St Petersburg
May the Lord, when he comes, find us watching and waiting. Amen.