In endless absence, Presence spoke a whispered Word, and Love awoke.
The Word, unheard in any tongue, created all: The stars were hung;
The earth and waters teemed with life—the man woke singing to his wife.
In love the cosmos had its start, and at its core: a flaming Heart.
In perfect rhythm dwelt our kin until in pride they chose to sin
And, grasping godhood, fell from grace, condemning all the human race.
When in God’s time the angel spoke his gentle ave, Hope awoke
Inside Maria’s sinless breast—and grew with her obedient yes.
The Holy Spirit took a wife; her virgin womb then bloomed with Life.
Her fiat was Salvation’s start, and in His chest: a flaming Heart.
It beats though punctured by our pride, and new life gushes from His side,
Restoring mankind to God’s grace, for He has suffered in our place.
So to my knees I fall and pray: How shall I conceive Christ today,
Like that heroic holy girl, and bear Him to a waiting world?
Blogger’s Note: My Christmas poem is a few weeks late, due to an unusually eventful (and fruitful!) December. Check out past Christmas poems and other related writings!