Thursday, December 6, 2007

A Christmas Lesson

Did Mary feel embarrassed 
When the shepherds came to call? 
Did she wish they'd found a nicer place 
Instead of lowly stall? 
Was she yearning for a perfumed bath, 
Someone to plait her hair? 
Did she wish her Son a finer bed 
With soft warm blankets there? 
Or did joy fill her grateful heart 
And overflow with awe, 
Remembering the angel's words 
And what her eyes now saw.
For in her spirit Mary knew 
This Son whom she adored 
Was God's begotten chosen One, 
Her Saviour and her Lord. 
So Mary murmured not at all, 
No palace was more grand ~ 
The King of Kings was ushered in 
 Exactly as God planned. 
And so a lesson for all time 
This wisdom to impart: 
Don't be absorbed with worldly show, 
God looks upon the heart. 
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ 
the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in

swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." (Luke 2:11,12)