The first promise was made in Eden.
The prophecies came down the centuries.
The generations came from the line of Abraham and then from David.
The waiting for so long was nearly over!
The virgin was with child and God was with us!
Mary and Joseph were in the right town, yet there was no room at the inn.
And Mary gave birth to Jesus Christ the Son of God,
Who was given to us because God so loved the world!
Shepherds were told the good news by an angel, who was joined by a great company of the heavenly host.
The shepherds saw the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
Magi traveled from distant lands, to King Herod and Jerusalem, just up the road from Bethlehem.
The Magi came to worship the new born King, but Herod and all Jerusalem were disturbed.
The star shone over the stable and the Magi followed.
When they arrived, they gave their gifts:
Gold, for a great King;
Frankincense, for he was the Great High Priest and God at the same time;
Myrrh for his burial.
Indeed he would die, but not under this murderous Herod and not for around thirty-three years.
Then he would rise again for death would not hold him – the Resurrection and the Life!
The Magi traveled so far to Bethlehem and then gave their gifts,
The shepherds glorified and praised God, spreading the good news!
And Mary treasured all these things in her heart.
And you, reading this poem?
Are you like an inn keeper with no room?
Are you disturbed like Herod and all Jerusalem,
Or are you filled with great joy and give Him all that you are?
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