Sunday, November 4, 2012

Scary Silence and the Hope that Would Emerge

The Drama of Scripture cover from

An epic poem based on The Drama of Scripture: 
Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story
By Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen 

Interlude: A Kingdom Story Waiting for an Ending: 
The Intertestamental Period 
Act 4: The Coming of the King: Redemption Accomplished
Act 5: Spreading the News of the King:
The Mission of the Church
Act 6: The Return of the King: Redemption Completed

Interlude: A Kingdom Story Waiting for an Ending:
The Intertestamental Period

Scary Silence and the Hope that Would Emerge

The hardest thing to do is wait
When the silence is so loud it sounds like hate
Though the promise was made, the Word was not spoken
The fear washed over at all that was broken
The promise was given and His good plan emerging
It was at Bethlehem that heaven and earth would be merging
Silence would be broken by a babies cry
The entire world would hear, as the Angels would begin to sing
Good tidings they would bring
But not before this deafening silence stings
Scary silence and the hope that would emerge
All is coming together and all will transpire
The coming of our King and the salvation He will bring
When all will rise up out the mire
Salvation birthed at what would transpire
But now the echoing silence and the quiet dance
Until the Bridegroom brings the romance
Nothing is happenstance
All will come to pass and all will be revealed
In the incarnation, nothing is sealed

This is how the interlude ends,
With silence and stillness— and waiting for amends

© September 4, 2012, Robbie Pruitt


  1. Robbie, I really like this. Especially the final lines. Blessings on your creativity!