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*Past Poems Celebrating the Birth of Christ*

GREAT GIFT – SMALL PACKAGE

The country is small

By the standards of Asia

Upon whose fringe it stands

               Small is the village

               In comparison to towns

               On yonder hills and strands

The inn appears small

Or was it all booked before

For folks from other lands

               Small was the offer

               (Of a stable none-the-less)

               But better than mere sands

A small new Baby

Was laid in a herd’s manger

By young and tender hands.

x

But the smallness of country

And the littleness of the town

And the over-filled small inn

(Upon which moderns all frown)

x

Held the Largest of presents

The highest King of all kings

The great Son of Greatest God

Creator of cherub wings.

x

A manger for some old cows

Held the Creator of all

The Awesome Messiah came

Down to a donkey’s small stall

x

Christmas then is a mixture

Of tiny and gigantic

Don’t let the smallness of gift

Make you the least bit frantic.

x

Christ came in a small Package.

He could have come fully-grown

Have sauntered into Nazareth

Birth and childhood all unknown

x

But Heaven knows how to do

Right in the very right way

Should Christ appear a grown man?

Perfect wisdom said, “Nay.”

x

From the largeness of a heart

May come a gift thought quite small

Long-range evaluation

May show it the best of all.

– eab, 2005

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