Sunday, December 3, 2023

Light Words in the Night

by Audrey Frank @AudreyCFrank

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:1-5).

The Maker of Words took up His pen,
Its ink chamber filled with light;
Across the skies of Bethlehem,
He wrote Light words in the night.

Like a star, the First Word rose,
Shimmering, sparkling, in the dark;
Announcing hope, He promised peace,
For every human heart.

The incandescent Word of God
Pushed away the darkness;
Overcoming, lightening Word,
Made in human likeness.

Those who wish to steward words
Would wisely keep in mind,
The Word Himself came at Christmas;
In Him your words you’ll find.

Fill our ink chambers with Your light,
Luminescent Word of Life;
Guide our nibs across the page;
Make us Your sacred scribes.

This Christmas, move our pens to write
Across the darkness with Your light.
The Word is rising over the land;
Light still shines in the night.


Audrey Frank is an author, speaker, and storyteller. The stories she shares are brave and true. They give voice to those whose words are silenced by shame, the hard things in life that don’t make sense, and the losses that leave us wondering if we will survive. Audrey and her family have spent over twenty years living and working among different cultures and world views, and she has found that God’s story of redemption spans every geography and culture. He is the God of Instead, giving honor instead of shame, gladness instead of mourning, hope instead of despair. Although she has three different degrees in communication and intercultural studies, Audrey’s greatest credential is that she is known and loved by the One who made her.

Audrey is the author of Covered Glory: The Face of Honor and Shame in the Muslim World (Harvest House Publishers), an outpouring of Audrey’s heart to introduce others to the God of Instead. Shame is not unique to the developing world, the plight of the women behind veils, young girls trafficked across borders; shame is lurking in hearts everywhere. Through powerful stories from women around the world, Covered Glory illuminates the power of the Gospel to remove shame, giving honor instead. Available at favorite booksellers: BARNES & NOBLE, BOOKS A MILLION, AMAZON.