The Gate of the YearAnd I said the the man who stood at the gate of the year:
'Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown!'
And he replied:
'Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known
So, I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly
into the night.
And He led me toward the hills and the breaking of day in the
M. Louise Haskins (1875–1975)
Previous Advent posts:
2003: This Little Babe
2004: The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
2005: New Year's Celebrators
2006: from "In Memoriam"
2007: The Adoration of the Shepherds
2008: When the River Meets the Sea