The Weary World Rejoices: Poems of Pain and Arrival

A 25-day poetry experience to help you lament the hurt and embrace the hope in our world

The Weary World Rejoices: Poems of Pain and Arrival stems from an understanding that Christmas is a collision of pain and hope. It’s a living paradox.

About a month ago, Alan Briggs and Tyler Hill approached me about joining them and hip-hop artist Cory Ard in wondering how we might creatively engage the emotions of the Christmas season.

While it’s supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year,” for many, that’s not the case. It’s not hard to scroll through Facebook or Twitter and see dissension, heartbreak, and so many signs of fear and loneliness.

Pain and violence are unescapable, and we don’t know how or where to process these things.

In an effort to lament the pain of our world and wait in expectation for the coming of the Prince of Peace, we hatched a plan to redeem increasingly negative social media spaces with rhymes and rhythms of hope and peace.

In the days leading up to Christmas, we invite you to join us as we lament the hurt in our world and embrace the hope of our coming King through a collection of daily Advent poems.