Monday, December 25, 2023

"It Started in Eternity"

 A-Poem-a-Day Until Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Today I am featuring my new Christmas poem for 2023...

Image credit: Our Daily Bread

IT STARTED IN ETERNITY                                  

“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be

among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for

Me to be ruler in Israel, His goings forth are from long ago,

from the days of eternity.” Micah 5:2 NASB


God has set eternity in our hearts—[1]


Even so, its existence is             

both astonishing and mystifying

as I contemplate Jesus dwelling there

One in Trinity with the Father and Spirit

long before His birth

while all was formless and void


Somewhere in time

God designed a marvelous plan

of Salvation for mankind

He sent Jesus to Earth

to be born, miraculously

of a virgin in Bethlehem


Jesus became Flesh

the Son of God the Father

and came to us, prepared

to die on a cross

as a Sacrificial Lamb

to atone for our sins


He was the Messiah—

the King of the Jews


So it’s no wonder a brilliant star

lit up the Heavens and shone

over the place He was born

No wonder a host of angels

appeared in the sky

to announce His arrival

then burst into singing gloriously

to lowly shepherds in a field

and certainly no wonder

that the magi who traveled far

and brought gifts to Him

bowed prostrate in His honor


The Savior of the World was born—

God’s plan was in motion


After the Crucifixion

and His glorious Resurrection

when His mission was complete

Jesus ascended to His Father

and took His seat at God’s right hand


There He waits for us to be with Him

…in Eternity


Yes, Eternity…


where the gates are pearl[2]

and the streets are gold

and the foundation of the city

glistens with precious gemstones


where the Heavens are illuminated

by God and its lamp is the Lamb


Am I able to comprehend all this?




But I believe my Bible

is the Word of God


therefore I know it’s true


Maude Carolan Pych

[1] Eccl 3:11 NASB

[2] Rev 21:18-25 NASB

"Behold the Lamb...poetically"

by Maude Carolan Pych,

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