Holly Ordway and Michael Ward

We muddle through this world tempest-tossed,

Beleaguered by distractions here below,

And fearing we can’t find the way; we’re lost


Unless, until, and if a word can show

A glimpse, a hint, a glimmering in the mind

That urges us to move, to seek, to know


The root and ground of love. For here we find

Our Maker does not leave His work half done,

But brings forth life and growth by His design.


The light that brings forth life has also won

The victory over death: the dragon-slayer

Whose work in this dark age is never done . . .


And so we too are called to fight: to pray,

That we may persevere – though we are weak –

To harden wills to serve Our Lord each day.


Indeed he calls us to him, week by week:

To celebrate with joy and festal song

The King of kings among us, hidden, meek . . .


The one who bore the Cross for all our wrongs,

The King of life, who died, and reigns alive,

The one who calls us Home where we belong.



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Citation Information

Holly Ordway. “A Seven-Day Journey Through the Heavens.” An Unexpected Journal 1, no. 4. (Advent 2018): 47.

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