Christmas.org.uk-Header.png
  • dawn138

Silent night?

Updated: Nov 19


Silent night?

I can’t imagine

It was so:

Instead

The distant murmur

from passing crowds;

The whisper of

Joseph’s anxious reassurance,

And Mary, I am sure,

Cried out in childbirth

Like any woman.

As to little Lord Jesus -

I’m certain

Crying he made

From newborn need.


There is no need

For sentiment:

It will not touch

Our aching world.

Instead,

Into the gritty reality

God comes:

The loudest shout

Of glorious love

And unrelenting grace.


Poem by Jeannie Kendall, reproduced with permission

13 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • SoundCloud