Yearning for Peace
. . . a creed for Christ-Mass
We believe in the sovereignty of God,
Infinite glory, creation-caressed.
We believe in Jesus the Christ,
Incarnation of Agape-Love,
Peering so profoundly into our souls that
There exists no name for the Spirit-point
In the heart that births God-consciousness.
We believe in the Jewell of Heaven,
Spirit-Holy, Wholly Spirit,
Blessing our lives with heart-song,
Touching our lips with notes of praise.
Christus, Spirit-Son of God-Love,
You have touched that place
Deep within our being
That kindles tears of Hope
And infinitesimal Joy.
Child of heaven, Infant holy,
Babe-of-Bethle’m blessed –
Though Christ-peace has arrived,
Our heart-cries weep for answers
For Earth-peace yet to come.
Oh that we could fathom
God’s call to live and to love.
by Jeanne Smith, McPherson, KS
Writers’ Digest Poetry Contest, 2011