Jesus Born

Jesus Born

Babies do not choose birth,

their parents, family, their looks.

They cannot control circumstances,

where they are born, who is present, who is not.

Yet, He planned His own birth,

His parents, carefully chosen,

He chose hands and feet, a heart and a brain,

Helplessness.

He called the lowest of the low to Him.

They came, filled with wonder,

whose simple lives allowed them wonder.

He who created us in His image

came in our likeness, for we are His.

 

He walked and ran,

learned to speak, to read,

grew tired, weary,

hungered and thirsted.

He ate with people and fed them,

He drank with people and gave them drink.

He chose His life and all its happiness and grief.

He wept over Jebus, Salem, Jerusalem,

He wept over a tomb.

Then emptied it.

He who created us in His image

came for us who are His.

 

He spoke to people about who they are,

not what they want.

He challenged the thinking of their hearts,

moving their eyes from self

to God, their Father.

Not wanting to see God they removed Him,

violently.

He was murdered by those He loved.

He chose His death.

He who created us in His image

came to die for us who are His.

 

God cannot die.

He who knows all knows what death means.

He died.

He rose.

For death cannot hold Him who is life.

Nor will death hold those given life.

He chose to give life,

and calls to Himself those who wonder,

that a baby is born

in the image of God,

in the likeness of parents.

He who created us in His image

came to live for us who are His.

 

Gerald F. Ward, 12-24-2013

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