Nelson Mandela

I read the words of Sister Stan
Talking of Nelson Mandela
His years of waiting in the darkness
Of imprisonment
During that time becoming a shining light
How apt
In Advent
The light in the darkness
The waiting
The week that all the world remembers him
Yet they are not new words
They have been on that page
In that book for years
Most days
I read something from that book
Yet never before
Have I seen that page
Lord, I wonder in awe at your timing
In this
In many things in life
You take world history
And of it weave our individual lives

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s