The Wonder of Christmas

Sunday, December 21, 2014

As I prepare to celebrate Christmas, this poem by Augustine of Hippo helps awaken me to the shocking wonder of Christ's birth.



Man’s maker was made man,
that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast;
that the Bread might hunger,
the Fountain thirst,
the Light sleep,
the Way be tired on its journey;
that the Truth might be accused of false witness,
the Teacher be beaten with whips,
the Foundation be suspended on wood;
that Strength might grow weak;
that the Healer might be wounded;
that Life might die.

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