IN MUTED WHISPERS we articulate our hope;
Restore us again, O God of our salvation.
With mounting anticipation we prepare for your coming;
Revive us again, that we may rejoice in you.
Amidst rising hopes we turn to you, O God;
Show us your steadfast love.
Lord, let us hear now your words to us;
Speak peace to your people.
Faithful One, prepare our hearts to receive your joy;
the joyful kiss of righteousness and peace.
- Bill Treadway
Alive Now, Nov/Dec 1999
Poem by Bill Treadway, page 33 in Alive Now, November/December 1999. Copyright & copy; 1999 by The Upper Room. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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…during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins…
Luke 3:2-3, NRSV
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