The True Miracle
Would have died in a miscarriage
on the hard road to Bethlehem ...
Would have perished of disease,
being born in a public stable ...
Would have been among the countless infants
who were slaughtered in Herod's jealous rage ...
Would have grown up only to be
stoned to death as a heretic
for speaking the Truth ...
Would have drowned
in the storm on the Sea of Galilee ...
Would have STAYED dead when crucified.
But not Messiah ...
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'The light shines in the darkness;
And the darkness did not overpower it.'
May you discover the true miracle of Christmas.
His name is Jesus.
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VEILED IN FLESH, THE GODHEAD SEE.
HAIL THE INCARNATE DEITY!
(Copyright © 1985, 2007 by Edward Waters)
[See also 'The Christmas Spirit' -- Edward's short essay on celebration and wonder in the Season of the Incarnation]