Thursday, December 24, 2015

ADVENT MESSAGE - WHY?



Why do you fall upon your knees 
As you enter this cattle shed?

Is it because of the heavenly host

And the words that the angel said?
Or is it because of something sublime

That you see in that old manger bed?

Why do you fall upon your knees
At the sight of this toddler at play?
Is it because of the star in the sky
Which led you to travel this way?
Or is it because you've glimpsed the divine
In the child, that such homage you pay?

Why do you fall upon your knees
When you view the Nativity?
Is it because your emotions are stirred
At the heart-warming scene that you see?
Or is it because, beyond sight and sound,
You've discovered the reality?


Howard P. Webber

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