In the Stillness of the Night

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “silence.” We would love to have you join us.

In the silence of the night
Holy cries pierced the dark
Emmanuel is born!

In the silence of the night
Cries from the cross
Pierce the dark
As his last breath
Is taken.

In the silence of the night
Homeless seek out shelter
Looking for refuge on a cold night
Knowing Christ will walk with them.

In the silence of the night
Stars scattered in the sky
Holy silence
Reminding us
of God’s incredible love
For the world.

In the silence of the night
As a last breath is breathed
and a first breath taken
Precious reminders of life’s journey
Of both life and death.

In the silence of the night
A holy cry pierced the stillness
Proclaiming the arrival
Of this holy child
Who later pierces the dark
With his final breath
On Mount Calvary.

In the stillness of the night….

36 thoughts on “In the Stillness of the Night

  1. This is amazing, Tara. I had never thought about the fact that so many of the most important things in life take place in or from silence: like death, birth, incarnation, resurrection. Silence is a rich, fruitful space. Thanks for this.

    Jeannie (I’m at #47 this week in the linkup)

  2. Lovely words here, my friend. I like to imagine that there was a split second of complete silence and stillness before our Savior pierced the night with His baby cries. As if all of creation held its breath and marveled. What a night indeed!

    • Thanks friend! I agree…I love thinking of this moment of complete silence before the Savior pierced the night with his cries as the whole world held its breath. A beautiful image! 🙂

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