The Dawn of Wisdom

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." 1

The Rise of the Son

Creatures cower in moonless night:
Cornered by cold mistrust and fright;
Carrying burdens without sight;
Craving for any rays of light.

As the first streaks of dawn appear,
Hope rises over what was fear;
Converting cold mistrust to cheer.
Darkness fades as the dawn draws near.

From silhouettes, creatures emerge.
Where shadows reigned, new colors surge.
Songs of the sparrow hush dark's dirge.
Darkness won't escape the dawn's purge.

The dawn bursts forth in bold array.
Brightness vivifies every gray.
Even the shadows shrink away;
Exiled by the light of day.

The Word made Flesh destroys the night,
Frees the burdened and restores sight;
Yields love from hate and hope from fright;
Imbues the gray with heaven's light.


(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. John 1:1-5