Christmas Laments

All Around Me


my Creator

My heart weeps

the tears are drowning me

I am sinking to the bottom

to the darkness

where there is no air

no light

My struggle to survive

seems fruitless

Save me Adonai

resuscitate me

Don’t let me drown

in this darkness

Your breath

is my lifeline

Your love

my ladder to safety

Pull me out

of this abyss


I become one

with darkness.



One New Man


my Creator

Your table

has many servants

many different kinds

of peoples

You make them

able to stand


You tore down

the barrier wall

You invited both

to your table


Surely you knew . . .

How could you not?


May I please

ask a question?

May I plead

for understanding?


Is it painful

for you?


Your servants bicker

over how to place the silverware

You servants bicker

over who should be served first

You servants bicker

over who should sit with who


Is it painful

for you?


Has your judgment seat

become the block

they all stumble on?


Have they used it

as a foundational stone

for rebuilding the barrier


that you sent your son

to tear down?


Have they blasphemed

the sacrifice?


Have I hurt you in this way too?





my Creator

Forgive me!


Your ways

are not my ways

Your thoughts

are not my thoughts


You love

where I fail to do so

You forgive

where I fail to do so

You encourage

where I fail to do so

You remember sins no more

where I fail to do so


Help me to be

  • patient

Help me to be

  • kind

Keep me from being

  • easily angered

Take from me

  • my rudeness

Remove from me

  • my selfishness
  • my pride
  • my boastfulness

Teach me not to keep

  • a list of wrongs

Don’t let me gloat over

  • the sins of others


Help me keep

my beliefs

that would tear

down others believers


you and me

Help me know

the difference


teaching them

and destroying them


Help me pursue

  • righteousness
  • peace
  • and joy in the Holy Spirit


so that I may please you

regardless of the day


so that I may honor you

regardless of the day


Help me live my life

so that on that day

when I bow


when I confess

that the life I lived

and the words I spoke

will be a pleasing

aroma to you!


About Even If Ministries

Dani'el 3:17-18 (CJB) 17 Your majesty, if our God, whom we serve, is able to save us, he will save us from the blazing hot furnace and from your power. 18 But even if he doesn’t, we want you to know, your majesty, that we will neither serve your gods nor worship the gold statue which you have set up.”
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2 Responses to Christmas Laments

  1. Marjie B says:

    Very thoughtful….

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