Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Star

The pinprick in the dome
a star shedding heavens light
down onto the suddenly changed world
a darkness lifted in the birthing
the creation of the word
the word made flesh
prophesy fulfilled
God as Man
sin to be cleaned
whiter than white
The first pilgrims
on the journey
to His birthplace
Where the star shown down
the face of God
shown down
on the baby boy
the hope for mankind

November 15, 2007 9:00pm
Matthew 2:1-12

In the Time of King Herod

It was in Herod’s time, when the world
changed for all time and everywhere
a babe was born,
heralded by angels
bowed down to by
by the lamb
and the camel
by the
wise men three
for He was
the Messiah
the lamb of God
born of the
in a stable
a humble start
for a servant king
But king He was and is
and Herod’s fear was real
for the rejected block is now
the cornerstone for the Temple

November 15, 2007 16:07
Luke 2:8-20
Matthew 2:1-12

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By that Singular Star

Guided by the start, at its rising,
at the moment of his birth
a singular star, blazing with the Creator’s joy
the birthing of His Son, incarnate God
Emmanuel, God with us

A star to ponder, to follow,
to seek out the epiphany of the prophesy
the fulfillment of God’s holy promise
to the people, the root of Jesse
the stump will bring forth a Savior
a King for the Jews

And so they came, with treasures of old
worthy gifts for the baby King
Gold, and frankincense and myrrh
royal, birth, and burial, watchwords
for His life, His sacrifice, His descent

But a star at its rising, ascending as He would
high in the heavens, a light to guide the way
And so they came, the wise men from the East
foreigners, Gentiles, who, unlike the Chosen ones
understood who he was, even before His birth

November 15, 2007
Matthew 2:1-12

Presents for the King

Wise men three
on bended knee
brought the baby gifts
precious gifts for a King

They followed a holy star
that brought them from very far
to the humble stable bed
where our Savior lay

Brought by camel train
through sand and pain
to pay homage
with presents for the King

Matthew 2:1-12