Monday, December 26, 2011

the pondering heart . . .shadow of the cross . . .12/26/11

Dear Holy Friends,
One of the most powerful Christmas pictures I have seen is the one with the shadow of a cross over the manger. It inspired this poem.
In His Grip, Chandra
The Shadow of The Cross

The infant in the manger

tiny and brand new,

how could it be

He could save me and you?

No crowns and royal clothing

for this King of kings,

rags and a smelly barnyard

for the Lord of everything.

Lying in the golden hay

innocence of a baby boy,

heavenly royalty

wrapped in newborn joy.

God, in the babe in the hay

let the miracle not be lost,

look closely in this Holy light

and see the shadow of the cross.


~Chandra Lynn Smith~


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