Dec 5 – Abraham

Have You Seen the Stars? 


Depth of night,

summoned from my bed.


God’s voice, “Come. Look.

Have you seen the stars?

Your lineage lies before you to count.”


Deep knowing rises within me.

Ohhhh, descendants from my body,

of untold proportions,

such as I see here.

© 2017 – Karen Epp; Oil Pastel on Paper and Poem, all rights reserved.


Note: This Advent series is using The Jesse Tree, a liturgical ‘tool’ to help guide and direct spiritual reflection.  Each day leading up to Advent, we  consider one Bible story, or character, beginning from creation, following chronologically (more or less) right up until the birth of Jesus. It’s a way to review the wide sweep of God’s pursuit of humankind across history.

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