Jesus Incarnate

I wrote this poem years ago when this land was going through a time of strife that had us all on our knees. And Jesus came through and answered our prayers in miraculous ways. At the end of 2017, as 2018 begins to dawn on the horizon, I thought, perhaps this might be a good question to ask ourselves as we have just celebrated Christmas, the coming of God Incarnate, and now go forward into the New Year. I pray it blesses you during the coming year.

Where do I see Jesus Incarnate?

In loving eyes and gentle smiles

That reach across the lonely miles

When I am sad and out of sorts

And peace is distant to my thoughts –

That is where I see my Lord today.

Where do I see Jesus Incarnate?

In people whom I scarcely know

Who reach out hands to help me, though

It means they have to change their plan

But they will help each girl and man –

That is where I see my Lord today.

Where do I see Jesus Incarnate?

On Peace Day when the petrol man

Took off his hat, put down his can

Cried his tears and prayed his prayer

For peace with all the others there –

That is where I see my Lord today.

Where do you see Jesus Incarnate?

I ask myself do others see,

Perhaps, my Saviour here in me?

My goal in life I humbly pray

Is just to hear my Saviour say

‘I saw Myself in you, today.’



About Mandy Hackland

My love in life is to encourage others to deepen their relationship with God. I write devotional material, stories and small group studies with that in mind. I live in South Africa and also love spending time in the bush, bird watching and walking. I have moved to the coast and am enjoying the green spaces and beautiful vistas that surround me, reminding me of God's grace every day.
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1 Response to Jesus Incarnate

  1. Maureen Merrifield says:

    That is beautiful and my wish for you and for me too!
    God bless.


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