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YES - Tony Graff

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"YES" — Tony Graff
Heaven holds her breath
How foolish of God
To believe in these frail human beings
How unreasonable
To let it all depend upon the "Yes" of a mere girl

Gabriel
A big cheese amongst Angels
Sent with the message
Waits for a reply

Mary trembles
In her mind
Seeing all that may happen
Should she say "yes"
While in her heart
Gabriel's words
"Nothing will be impossible with God"
Still echo
Their resonance
Make her bright

Heaven trembles
And wonders at God's refusal to make a "Plan B"
While seeing what may not happen should she say "No"

Mary finds her voice
"Behold the servant of the Lord
Let it be with me
According to thy word"

Heaven breathes again
And celebrates
God's confidence
Justified
Although perhaps next time
A safer option
Less risky partners
Might be preferable

Yet God calls still
Putting belief in frail human beings
And Heaven holds her breath again
Waiting for you
To say
"Yes"

Christmas Eve and DayCarol services and otherAbout ChristmasChristmas reflections 2015