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Plastic Flowers

I loved you, at your darkest.” Romans 5:8

My Coffin Confessional

what boxed secrets 
lay hidden
buried deep
within the grave 

I pause, reflecting
on my own heart's coffin 
buried deep 
above the grave

Zephyr's breath exhales
His words echo through the tombs 
"nothing is covered that won't be revealed
or hidden that will not be made known..."  
 
convicted, I genuflect in the dirt 
with empty, open hands
I lay down my offering
of plastic flowers

at the weathered cross
a cracked marker for a broken life
Zephyr whispers his word 
that rips the veiled box in two 

kneeling at the foot 
of the memorial stone
I whisper my coffin confessional
tears wash the stone's plastic flowers 

communion breaks 
consecrating my coffin confessional 
that heals the stone's crack
His Mercy whispers: "Forgiven, now go in Peace."   

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.Proverbs 28:13

“Forgiven, now go in peace.” Luke 7:48-50

The Christmas Truce, 1914

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“All the lands are at rest and at peace, they break into singing. Isaiah 14:7”

The Christmas Truce of 1914 during the First World War is a profound legacy of Peace, as foe greeted friend with hymns of Silent Night, Holy Night.

Hosanna rang out from the sacred trumpet as the Star of Bethlehem hovered over no-man’s land beckoning comrades to follow it. Laying down their weapons, they arose from the trenches bearing gifts of food, trench art, and smokes. In holy silence, brothers marched towards the space that once divided them.

“Peace, be with you!”  “And also with you!”

Halleluiah! Halleluiah! A hallowed night indeed as good will toward men echoed in the trenches. The Christmas Truce of 1914; a holy reminder of our Canadian Forces as we pray, “Thank you for our nations Peace.” Halleluiah!

Peace my friends, Merry Christmas! Jane.

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Called to stand with those who serve.

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