Lo, Jesus came heralded by a star
and so, each year candles flicker
and sweet carols rise.
What an infinitely small view man takes
of this cosmic happening
and Spiritual intrusion!
God came to earth.
The Creator became a creature.
The Prince of Peace became a pauper.
The Word of God a speechless child.
King he was in Heaven
Yet on earth a lowly vassal.
The Source of all knowledge
thought the world was flat!
The communicator of truth
spoke Hebrew and Aramaic.
God came to earth
to lie howling in his mother’s arms
and muzzling at her breast.
We sing sentimental carols
of angel choirs and spotless shepherd boys
And wonder where our God has gone!