Advent | Keep Going

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood” (John 1:14)

Keep Going

Keep Going, child of God
In frost and in sweat
It can seem the hope lies dormant
But it’s not over yet

The leaves of change have fallen
Fruit seems nowhere to be found
But see the trees in winter
Note the leaves on the ground

The branches are bare, but living
The leaves ferment, but aren’t lost
They prepare the ground for new life
All growth requires a cost

Our hands may be tired and dry
Our hopes may have slowed and waned
But we count on our timely Father
To rejuvenate us again

What a wonder it is to represent
God on earth, with man
His eyes, His mouth, His heart, His limbs
The workings of His plan

We might feel weak and be slow to speak
The wonders of His love
But God gave us His Son, who gave us His Spirit

And He gives us hope from above

This reflection was written by Laila Rizvi from Clevedon YMCA for our Advent Series on John 1:14 from the message (‘The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood.’).