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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Great Expectations (not about the book) (08/25/11)

TITLE: bright morning star
By Karen Pourbabaee
09/01/11


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bright morning star

she listened intently, this daughter of Abraham
humble peasant girl of Nazareth
royal blood coursing through her veins
she with open heart
and eyes of faith dazzling

in the light of the bright morning star

“Hail favored one! The Lord is with you!” (1)
yes, the God who set the stars in their places!
Mary, God’s chosen tabernacle of Love Incarnate
did not fear, but believed

in the light of the bright morning star

ancient prophecy was thus fulfilled
at the moment of affirmation
to the glorious annunciation
“May it be done to me according to Your Word,” she professed
taking her place in God’s plan to redeem the world
what great faith shown by this handmaid of the Lord, as she knelt

in the light of the bright morning star

“For nothing will be impossible with God.” (2)
she nodded at my departing words, then arose to tell the miraculous news
soon gracing Elizabeth’s door
greeted by the Spirit’s proclamation:
“And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord. “(3)
and the two embraced

in the light of the bright morning star

twilight of the day gave way to night
thoughts of divine fulfillment lulled her peacefully to sleep
dreaming of her babe to be
Jesus, Israel’s long awaited Messiah
redemption of Jerusalem
cradled in her arms

in the light of the bright morning star

all creation heralded His arrival
birthed by this young Jewish girl of the house of David
as she professed, “May it be done to me according to Your Word.”
Israel received the Promise
as Mary knelt

in the light of the bright morning star





Scripture References:
(1) Luke 1:28 NAS
(2) Luke 1:38NAS
(3) Luke 1:45 NAS


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Danielle King 09/02/11
Beautifully set out and a perfect choice for the topic. Well done!
CD Swanson 09/03/11
Sweet and well told. Thanks. God Bless~
Linda Goergen09/05/11
Beautiful, just beautiful! Indeed, Jesus, the greatest expectation of all!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/07/11
This is so beautiful. Even though I'mnot musical and can't carry a tune this felt like a beautiful song when I read it.
Danielle King 09/08/11
Congratulations Karen on placing 2nd with this beautiful poem!

CD Swanson 09/08/11
I loved this story. Congratultions on your win! God Bless~