“Yet He Said Yes” (Redux–and Forever)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us… (Ephesians 1:4) 

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16)

And the Word was made flesh… (John 1:14)

Artist: Claire Beveridge Gumbs


Yet He Said Yes

“The people who walk in darkness will see a great light…” (Isaiah 9:2)

Before the spark

of love’s charged light

(for it was not void)

He chose you, and

He chose me.



in selfsame flesh–

both spark

and replicate–


the love,

the light,

to dwell with you,

to dwell with me.


And when came

His day,



re-gained He Ed’n

for you,

for me.


Unswaddled now,

He loosed

the Spir’t

to walk again

with you, with me,

in the bright of day,

in the cool of eve.


That we,

to replicate

by that Spir’t

for those

still in wait,

those yet to see–

that for them, too,



Who gave Himself,

of Himself,

through Himself–

knew full well,

knew full well

the cost

of that tree,

for you,

for me,

hewn of His hand

the three.







And so

the Word was giv’n–

of love

of light

of flesh–

and shines He still

since that night,

that night,

when darkness fled.


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