Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ecstatic Joy

Ecstatic Joy
by Melissa Campbell


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God laughs.

He dances wild.

He woos romance.

God runs hard to greet us,

reaches low to lift us up.  Soft, he

sings love and comes to rest in humble

hearts, Word-welcomed flesh, while we rejoice

with feet touching earth, our hearts spilling joy like light

beams burst through cracks ecstatic, basking full in Fatherly


because He

first loved and

gave His Son for all.

Oh, how God rejoices over us.

In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: 

“Do not fear; Zion, let not your hands be weak. The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

~ Zepheniah 3:16-17 (NKJ)

A small offering for The High Calling's Christmas in Verse and  "Rejoice"- Blog Carnival

I am also offering this as part of the Christmas Tour Around the World at One Stop Poetry.  Wont' you come celebrate the joy with us!

Photo Credit:  flickr - Melanie Plante


  1. That photo is amazing. I love it!! :)

  2. beautiful, it makes me want to believe

  3. @L.L.: I totally agree.

    @David: You can do it! Actually, if you can just lay it down, Older Brother will help you. I'm rooting for you, David! :)

  4. Amen Melissa - it's beautiful - my fave line "because he first loved us"
    "because he first loved us"

    I can only love him because he first loved us.

    Merry Christmas. And I'm rooting for you too David. Sometimes it's the doubt that leads to faith. God Bless

  5. The picture. The poem. Both simply beautiful. Blessings to you.

  6. Dancing in His love over me today.

    Wanna do something spunky and eternal for Christmas? Then you're invited to a water buffalo party. No formal attire required. Just come and visit as we splash a family in India ...


  7. Hello Melissa, This is so beautiful and wonderfully laid out! Thanks for blessing me. :)


  8. a Christmas tree is like an arrow pointing up, isn't it? and so are you.

  9. //we rejoice with feet touching earth, our hearts spilling joy like light//

    Such a beautiful image Melissa...loved this :)


  10. So beautiful, powerfully touching. Ahh...this makes my soul to rejoice and praise God! What a wonderful and amazing God we have! I thank God for you, Michelle! Thank you!

  11. gorgeous friend. i love "God laughs." it made my soul jump.

  12. This is so beautifully done! Thanks for sharing your efforts with us. Such a blessing.

  13. Such an awesome post! God runs hard to greet us,
    reaches low to lift us up. How I rejoice in HIM!

  14. Too beautiful for words dear Melissa
    It really is an ecstasy isn't it???

    Love and a blessed Christmas


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