When King Herod called the money changer
to count all the people across the land
from Galilee Sea to Bethlehem sand,
mothers fretted over baby danger.
Wise men journeyed far from countries stranger,
and lowly sleeping shepherds took a stand,
when an angel came and held up his hand
to share news of hope born in a manger.
“Across the fields, follow a glowing star
to an animal-filled stable so stark,
our humble bundle lies awake this night
close to his loving parents-it’s not far.
In this broken world of despair and dark,
He is Hope-bringing peace, love, joy and light.”
(Petrarchan Style using cde/not cdc)
May Jesus bring you hope, peace, joy, love
and light in your life-now and always.