Nativity

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img_0863There’s a treasure in this picture —
(Yes, I know the scene’s not right.
The magi showed up later,
Not on the blessed night.

In this overcrowded stable
With two babies — it’s confusing —
The set-up isn’t finished,
No one’s trying to be amusing –)

Well, the valuable gift
Isn’t in the wise man’s coffer,
Although I’m sure he gave
The best he had to offer.

And it’s not the little lamb
The shepherd boy is holding.
And it’s not the unlit star
Hanging from the molding.

No — the greatest gift that’s there
(and you’ve heard all this before)
Is the idea of God incarnate
Oh, Come! Let us adore!

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