Is our advent adventure
as scary and exciting
as that first journey away
from home to Nazareth?
What dangers and discoveries
are wrapped in our future?

This Advent adventure is different
as something comes to us
through the darkness
our candles mere tokens
of unimaginable light.

The advent adventure
continues in light and shade
of stories old and ours untold
begins to merge – forwards
onwards towards the coming light.


Written for 2016 Carol Services with inspiration from Advent Adventure by Frances Copsey in ‘Candles and Conifers’ Ruth Burgess (ed.)