Suddenly, without warning, the silent starlit sheep-fields blazed bright with the awesome knee-bending glory of God. First, fear; then, JOY!
A solitary envoy angel booms the midnight news: "Emmanuel has come! Lord, King, Messiah, is fresh-born, swaddled in a trough! Go! Find him!"
Abruptly: a torrential host of heaven’s angelic armies appear intoning, "Glory to God in the highest; peace on earth among those He favors!"
Mary dozes as Joseph holds the promise of God in his hands, stained with birth-blood, a baby who awes angels, shepherds, wisemen, and kings.
The Christmas cheer of angels echoes evergreen through the ages. Emmanuel has come! This God/man/baby decorates receptive hearts with Truth.
-- First Tweeted on Twitter in five parts on 12/24/09; Edit 12/25/09; Each line is 140 characters including spaces. Also posted on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/notes/stephen-r-clark/the-christmas-cheer-of-angels-a-christmas-poem-in-five-tweets/239282813342
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