Hidden Glory

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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,

Silent!

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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