Thursday, 2 January 2014

Christmas. Eighth day...

Yes, into the new year but still in these twelve days of Christmastide.

Christmas. He came. HE came! Yet:
so much about this baby was unexpected.
His conception - and the manner of it. Who would have thought it?
His birth - among strangers. No grandmother there to welcome him. Squalid circumstances.
Angelic visions.
Uncouth, rough men visiting.
Surely all those who heard the shepherds story
full of God's praise and glory
must have been amazed.
Surely there must have been a curious mob
thronging the doors of the stable.
Was there a disturbance in those crowded streets?
Did Roman soldiers come with terror?
Or did God surround His newborn son with the promised peace?

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