Cause of My Rejoicing

Cause of My Rejoicing

Not a voice from beyond,
Not an apparition,
Outside myself,
But You, my God,
Here with me,
Here in me,
So, I rejoice in awe,
O, Gift Divine.

© 2017 Joann Nelander

Thanksgiving Kiss

O, Mary, thank you for Your Child.
See my empty arms.
See my open heart.
Place your Treasure
In my embrace.

He smiles at me,
As I push aside  His swaddling,
To gaze in awe
On the Babe of my redemption.

Mystery of mysteries,
Mercy of God,
You’ve come to me.
You’ve come for me
I dare a kiss on Your sweet brow,
My Emmanuel.

© 2011 Joann Nelander