Posts Tagged ‘HE CAME WHY?’


*Past Poems Celebrating the Birth of Christ*


He Came. With that most of you would agree.

But WHY did He come – well – let me see,

Did He come to start the calendar’s A. D.?

(And get it off that “old-timey” B. C.)?


Or did Jesus come to merely bring down

Pharisee, with his perpetual frown?

Or to make Herod fear for his royal crown

And its accompanying rich, purple gown?


Did Christ come all the way from His Glory,

To make a “riches to rags” story?

Or ride with some salty friends in their dory,

Telling parable and allegory?


Why DID Messiah break into the chain

Of events, so soiled (in the main)?

WHY was He tempted, hurt, betrayed, and then slain?

That we “Do Better” yet, in sin remain?


NO! He came – that dauntless King of all kings,

To do more than heal men (without strings),

More than take out some of life’s small dents & dings

More than all humanitarian things,


He, the eternal SAVIOR, came TO SAVE!

Set us free from the fear of the grave.

The man who once cringed, is made holy and brave;

No more is he to sin and SELF a slave.


Christ broke sin’s fetter, He rose from the sod;

Taking, for us, the punishment rod.

Nor should we, this Christmas think this one bit odd,

Seeing He was ALL man; yet was ALL God!  

– eab, Dec. ‘94

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