Our church’s Lessons and Carols service was truly magnificent–full orchestra playing. Joyful.
Located 1.3 billion light years from earth, gravitational waves were detected, caused by the collision of two black holes, 100 years after Einstein predicted them in his theory of general relativity.
Twenty centuries ago—
A quake quivered Judean soil
and nova energy rolled a boulder leapt aside.
Light collided with death’s black hole
and pneuma waves rippled outward
as He strode to numb followers, then
passed through their door easier than
gravity waves and photon beams
crosses spacetime curves.
For weeks He strolled, taught, blessed, laughed, and ate
until He rose, a phoenix with arms outstretched
and faded through smoky Galilean skies.
Evermore, Light’s pneuma waves
swell and crest silent and warm as rays
into all who want to see
through dark energy,
dark bodies, and our dark minds.
Lux Perpetua—light perpetual.