This lovely poem for the beginning of Lent was posted today at Angliverse
And now resounding through the turbid earth
The solemn call to keep a holy Lent
Would lift our eyes from things of little worth
And bid us find in Jesus true content.
As Spirit hovered over formless void
Dispelling chaos by the Word decreed,
He clears the wilderness that sin destroyed;
He fills our emptiness with all we ever need.
Beauty for ashes and love to conquer fear,
The disciplines of Lent teach us to comprehend
That all else fades when Jesus is what we hold dear.
We throw off worldly weights in order to ascend.
Copyright © 2013 by Teresa Roberts Johnson (All rights reserved)
See also Teresa’s poem “For Ash Wednesday”