Sunday, December 6, 2015

His Arriving

Christmas is a time that always finds ways to inspire me. 

Often that inspiration comes from witnessing more peace, more love, a little more goodwill toward men in the days of December, and the repeating sound of joy all around us as we walk through the weeks of Advent.

There’s a whisper that comes on the wind gently reminding, “He’s coming.” 

A whisper, that brings a thrill of hope to me and to so many in this tired and weary world.

The hope, joy, and songs of the season can cause many thoughts to whirl around in my heart and mind and sometimes I just feel the need to release them – to piece them together in a way that gives at least a glimpse of the wonder that was stirring deep inside.

Quite a few years ago, I began to think deeply about these words from a favorite Christmas hymn…

“Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King.

Let every heart prepare Him room,
and heaven and nature sing."

Can you imagine the wonder of it? Of the earth that God created, receiving her King once again with joy, and then all of heaven and nature singing and rejoicing along with her?  

The thought of it just makes my heart beat a bit faster and sends so many pictures tingling through my mind.

God is such a beautiful mystery! 

The unexpected wonder of Him becoming small, coming to live with us, so that He could die for us, to rise again, and then live within us? 

That is jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, amazing truth, that will for all ages cause men, including me, to fall down on their knees to worship Him and to continue to sing all about the “wonders of His love.” 

There are so many of these wonders we love to sing about at Christmastime and it was the words of the song “Joy to the World”, that were the inspiration for this poem:

With His glorious arriving
On the first Christmas night
The earth must have been glowing
Renewed by His Light

And radiantly beaming
Through the dark midnight mist
So long she’d been waiting
For her face to be kissed

With the light of His Love
As again God came down
Not to Garden of Eden
But to a small town

On this night like no other
She welcomed her King
Every mountain and valley
Lifting voices to sing

Their praises to God
The Almighty Creator
The Light of the World
And the One who had made her

With a joy bursting forth
From the rocks and the trees
And sweet music from heaven
Carried soft in a breeze

Oh so gently – she held Him
As only earth can
So amazed by her God
Who had made Himself man

Coming to save
Men He’d made from her dust
The Savior and King
God with us

©  Julie Jablonski 
Joy to the world ~ the Lord has come!
Immanuel ~ God with us!

I’ve written many poems relating to Christmas over the years and I'm hoping to share one here each week during this season of Advent.

If you missed the new short poem I posted last week, you can click here to read: 

This week’s post is also part of a monthly blog circle
"Circle of Faith in Words and Image" 
I've had so much fun linking up with this wonderful group of friends and you may have guessed that our theme this month is Christmas. :)

For more Christmas wonder please visit their pages too:

Patricia at:  Pollywog Creek
Marty at: What Marty Sees


  1. So beautiful, Julie. You post reminds me of the series our church began on "wonder" yesterday. The Christmas story should inspire us to amazing wonder and worship.

    1. Thank you, Patricia. Ooh, that sounds like a great sermon series! Christmas is such a wonderful season for so many, many reasons. God sure gives us countless gifts and hearts ready to worship.

  2. Oh, how I loved this! You so perfectly capture why i love this time of year...the anticipation and beauty of the mystery!

    1. In so many ways, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it? Christmas and Easter both leave us in such awe of our amazing, Almighty God! I'm right there holding my breath with you, Marty, eyes full of wonder.

  3. These are beautiful! Thank you Lord for giving us your Son. <3

  4. Yes! Amen! Thank You Lord for giving us the most beautiful gift of Your one and only Son. Thanks for visiting, Jana. A blessed Christmas to you and your family.