Meeting the Christ of Christmas: A Poet's View of the Nativity
For over thirty years, I have been capturing the mystery of Christmas in poems. No matter how many times men come to the celebration of incarnation, the mystery remains. God coming to earth as a baby cannot be explained by science. That mankind experienced such a visitation is beyond all rational comprehension. For many this is explained as a cultural myth. For others, where Jesus was born and how Jesus was born is vehemently denied or summarily ignored. Give us a break! This birth was a bloody mess that took place in unsanitary conditions and resulted in a refugee flight to Egypt just as a power-mad tyrant slaughtered babies out of fear one really was a newborn king. For those of us who have let the mystery stand and have embraced the child named Jesus as the Christ, Christmas is something of a family birthday reunion. It is the season when believers meet Jesus Christ again in celebratory praise and contemplative worship. At Christmas the mystery of incarnation is embraced by faith. I invite you to come with me to Bethlehem again through poetry and meet the Christ of Christmas.
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 70 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 11, 2020)
Genre: POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Inspirational & Religious