God’s Holy Word has revealed
The Redeemer; joyous revelation!
But, has equally concealed,
WHEN, He reached this earthly destination.
Bethlehem – the town is known,
With hill country of Judah all around;
WHERE the Divine Seed was sown,
But the When of His birth cannot be found.
The Lion of Judah’s tribe,
Prince of Peace, Lily of the valley too,
Messiah, King; these describe
Not the day, or the month, but the Pure WHO.
He came to be one with man.
The God-Man died as only sinners die.
Salvation was His whole plan.
Once again, that’s not the date but the WHY.
Every Gospel tells just HOW
His sinless, exemplary, life was all done,
Before the thorns crushed His brow.
But the month and day is made plain by none!
There is no doubt that He came,
Was born of a virgin, lead the twelve men,
Forgave sins and healed the lame;
But has the church over-emphasized WHEN?
Celebrate! Celebrate Him!
The Gift Divine! Greatest in every way.
Throw off worldly custom’s whim.
Celebrate Him! Not the day.
– eab, 1991