Advent Love for Wednesday

Away from the Manger (The Refugee King)
Written by Liz Vice

Away from the manger they ran for their lives
The crying boy Jesus, a son they must hide
A dream came to Joseph, they fled in the night
And they ran and they ran and they ran

No stars in the sky but the Spirit of God
Led down into Egypt from Herod to hide
No place for his parents no country or tribe
And they ran and they ran and they ran

Stay near me LORD Jesus when danger is nigh
And keep us from Herods and all of their lies
I love the LORD Jesus, the Refugee King
And we sing and we sing and we sing
Alleluja

PRAYER (written by W.E.B. Dubois)

O Thou Incarnate Word of God to man, make us this Christmas night to realize Thy truth: we are not Christian because we process Thy name and celebrate the ceremonies and idly reiterate the prayers of the church, but only in so far and we really comprehend and follow the Christ spirit- we must be poor and not rich, meek and not proud, merciful and not oppressors, peaceful and not warlike or quarrelsome. For the sake of the righteousness of our cause we must bow to persecution and reviling, and again and again turn the stricken cheek to the striker, and above all the cause of our neighbor must be dearer to us dearer than our own cause. This is Christianity. God help us all to be Christians. Amen.

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About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, husband and father. I am a son, brother, friend, multi-vocational pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church, TEDx alum, ethnographer, community organizer, published author, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, and adjunct professor at Rochester University and Regent University. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester University. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.
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1 Response to Advent Love for Wednesday

  1. Sylvia Ruth Cummings-Askey says:

    I took the liberty of sharing the poem by Liz Vice on Facebook…..

    On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 5:56 AM Inside This Guys Head wrote:

    > Fred posted: ” Away from the Manger (The Refugee King)Written by Liz Vice > Away from the manger they ran for their livesThe crying boy Jesus, a son > they must hideA dream came to Joseph, they fled in the nightAnd they ran > and they ran and they ran No stars in the s” >

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