A Christmas Lesson

Did Mary feel embarassed
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 KJV)

[ by: Connie Hinnen Cook (cjcook@mynewroads.com) -- from Connie Hinnen Cook ]


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