Hidden Glory


Not to Rome or Athens. Not even Jerusalem.

Not to a palace, temple or house of men.

He came in hiding to Bethlehem.

Our Lord of Glory, Creator Logos,


Yet, the Word made flesh spoke life again

By taking on our skin.

A blazing star and angel choir announced Messiah

To just a few.

A weary couple from Nazareth,

Some rough shepherds, pagan scholars, Anna and Simeon

Waited, watched, and searched for Him.

Why did God hide His glory in a cattle stall?

Why did the Source of Life, the Living Word, the Radiance of the Glory of God endure the womb, submit to birth, and lie powerless in a manger? 

O the mystery and beauty and power of silent, humble love!





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