Tuesday, June 15

Washed (an Advent Reflection)


by Terri Stewart

gray, mist-filled skies

cling to every breath

transforming inhales

into exhales of

steamy condensation


gathering together

as a community

into a drop

that rolls deliciously

down an evergreen's



cleansing tired dustiness


releasing new life


On that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and glory of the survivors of Israel. Whoever is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, once the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over its places of assembly a cloud by day and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night. Indeed over all the glory there will be a canopy. It will serve as a pavilion, a shade by day from the heat, and a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.



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Scripture: Isaiah 4:2-6
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(c) 2013, Terri Stewart


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