25 Seasonal Haikus

25 Seasonal Haikus:1
Christmas takes a lot
Of planning, in this case not
Weeks but centuries.
Genesis 12:1-2

25 Seasonal Haikus:2
Messages of hope,
Sent world-wide around this time –
Look! A child is born!
Isaiah 9:6-7

25 Seasonal Haikus:3
People wait and hope,
Will they get what they long for?
A strong, kind leader.
Daniel 7:13-14

25 Seasonal Haikus:4
As we do our prep,
Bear in mind Mary’s Christmas
Started 8 months back.
Luke 1:39-56

25 Seasonal Haikus:5
An unexpected
Figure shines on the doorstep,
Mary nods, says yes.
Luke 1:26:38

25 Seasonal Haikus:6
Panic is no stranger
At this pressured time of stress.
Joe plans to get out.
Matthew 1:18-26

25 Seasonal Haikus:7
Angels from the realms
Break into Joseph’s dreams.
Has to think again.
Luke 1:39-56

25 Seasonal Haikus:8
Advent calendars
Hurry on the festive days.
And Joe starts to plan.
Luke 2:1-5

25 Seasonal Haikus:9
They’d imagined a
Big do – family and friends,
Events change all that.
Micah 5:2-5

25 Seasonal Haikus:10
A long-distance trip,
They do their best to still smile.
Brutal when pregnant.
Luke 2:4-5

25 Seasonal Haikus:11
Oh Little Town of
Crowded homes, a bed of straw
For a godly child.
Luke 2:6-7

25 Seasonal Haikus:12
Sleepless Christmas Eve,
Waiting, breathless, counting down,
In dawn’s light – the gift.
John 1:14

25 Seasonal Haikus:13
While shepherds watched their
Flocks by night all seated on…
Boom! The sky lights up! Panic!
Luke 2:8-9

25 Seasonal Haikus:14
‘Don’t fear,’ the angel
Tells them, ‘Go find a new king.
Reachable and near.’
Luke 2:10-14

25 Seasonal Haikus:15
The sheep-men run to
Find the first nativity.
A king without pomp.
Luke 2:15-20

25 Seasonal Haikus:16
Oohing and ahhing
As they kneel in straw by this
Accessible king.
Luke 2:16-17

25 Seasonal Haikus:17
It’s a time of gifts,
Expensive presents brought from
A far-distant land.
Matthew 2:1-11

25 Seasonal Haikus:18
Presents that seem strange,
Gold, incense, myrrh… they wonder
Where this is leading.
Matthew 2:9-11

25 Seasonal Haikus:19
The gold they now have,
Will fund this perilous trip
To escape danger.
Matthew 2:9-15

25 Seasonal Haikus:20
A dream, an angel,
A hurried dark hour flee,
These uncertain days.
Matthew 2:13-15

25 Seasonal Haikus:21
Brutal men turn up,
Bearing hatred in their fists,
An old song cries out.
Matthew 2:16-18

25 Seasonal Haikus:22
A bustling temple,
Everyone doing God’s work.
And yet – they miss him.
Luke 2:21-24

25 Seasonal Haikus:23
Two small folks tune in,
They spot God so small and weak.
They can’t keep quiet.
Luke 2:25-38

25 Seasonal Haikus:24
Thing’s won’t be easy,
Mary’s way will prove painful,
Raising life’s saviour.
Luke 2:33-35

25 Seasonal Haikus:25
The child will grow up,
Won’t stay on the Christmas cards,
He’ll head for Easter.
Luke 2:39-40 & 52

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