A Christmas greeting from angels, messengers of God


In God’s presence
angels stand,
awaiting the command
to speak again the word –
the heavenly message
they have heard:

Fear not.
God is with you.

Fear not.
God is.

Fear not.
Let fear be broken.

Fear not.
The Lord has spoken.

©1998, ©2013 by Mary Harwell Sayler, all rights reserved. The poem, which depicts the Virgin Mary’s encounter with the Angel Gabriel, originally appeared in my chapbook, Saints Alive, Now & Then, now out of print, and in my book of Bible-based poems, Outside Eden, published in 2014 by Kelsay Books.


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