Under ancient curse
Ushered through canal of pain
Tiny, pink, squalling
History pivots, the night
Yahweh incarnates the Star
© 2015 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)
The daughter of my friend is in labor right now. And so my mind keeps drifting, this Christmas Eve day, to the ignominy of God submitting Himself to the whole pregnancy / birth process that fell under the curse way back in Genesis.
I think the Apostle Paul explains best what really took place in Mary nine months before delivery, culminating with a squalling, pink newborn in her arms that first “Christmas” morning.
May the significance of that event, God’s gift of a Savior as announced by the angels, connect with us these many years later:
“The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! …
Glory to God in highest heaven,
and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.
Luke 2:11,14 – NLT
To all who read here I wish a Blessed and Meaningful Christmas!
This post is linked to Spiritual Journey Thursday, hosted by Holly Mueller. The topic this month is GIFTS.