Friday, December 25, 2015

The Christmas Cheer of Angels (A Christmas Poem in Five Tweets)

Originally posted December 25, 2009;
reposted here with minor edits.

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.





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This was Tweeted on Twitter in five parts on 12/24/09. Each line is 140 characters including spaces. Merry Christmas! Please share your greetings or thoughts in the comments!


Angel on a stained glass window in the crypt of the cathedral of Strasbourg.

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