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Christmas Poem

The last candle burns

The waiting’s almost over

Soon we’ll hear a baby crying

and we’ll know that God is no mere idea

Soon we’ll feel what Mary feels with the baby in her arms

And we’ll know we’ve met God in person

A person among us, weak and wanting, wise and growing

Soon we’ll know what is divine about being human

and human about being divine

One candle burning

One star shining in the night sky

One child lying in a manger’s straw

One God, among us, Emmanuel!


Topics: Devotional, Fiction and Poetry, and Worship & Liturgy. 8 Points: Point 1: Teachings of Jesus. Seasons & Special Events: Advent and Christmas. Resource Types: Poetry and Readings.

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