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."
Creatures cower in moonless night:
The Rise of the Son
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