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The annunciation

Angels move
like electricity
and do not wear watches.
They are in the communications business.

They attend training courses
in calming startled humans.
They visit often
but are usually well disguised.

They have their work to do.
But now and then
they let the mask slip
to show their true identities.

They do this when it matters
that there should be no misunderstanding.

Some have seen angels.
Be humble and expect them
and they will come
in their own good time
or rather in God’s time.

Written to introduce the bible reading Luke 1 26-38 in the carol service sequence The last straw.

Godfrey Rust 1997, godfrey@wordsout.co.uk. See here for permissions.