The Christmas Story (The Birth of the Christ)

Jesus in mangera marriage vow
an angel dream
a virgin blessed
a promised King
a troublesome word
a “how can this be?”
an “overshadow”
“may it be to me”

a Caesar decree
a census to run
an inn with no room
a feed trough
a Son
a stable to house
a manger to hold
a swaddling cloth
to ward off the cold

a shepherds night watch
an angel therein
a message of joy
a “goodwill toward men”
a heavenly host
a sky all ablaze
a Savior
the Christ
a chorus of praise

the regal robed kings
a star to behold
incense and myrrh
a gift of pure gold
the kings from the east
worship and part
the mother of God
her pondering heart

the words—all familiar
the story—quite old
the tone—amazement
the setting—bold
the subject—a Child
a mystery—the theme
the narrative—holy
the purpose—redeem

                    ~JD Collier

Luke 2:11
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

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3 Comments on “The Christmas Story (The Birth of the Christ)”


  1. Beautifully said! Thanks for sharing.

  2. slpmartin Says:

    Indeed a beautifully stated story in poetic form.

  3. Debbie Says:

    So so good, JD! Thank you and God bless you!


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