Pause for a moment

Pause for a day

The message of Christmas

Scratched on some clay

Passed on from one

Embraced by us all

A woman, a virgin

Giving birth in a stall

“No room” herein

“Too crowded” they said

“Down in the barn

You may make a bed”

Things have changed little

Over the years

Those negative words,

Enough to bring tears!

Let Christ enter

Open your heart today

With Christ in the center

He’ll come and stay.

The “inn” was too small

As where cattle low

Like a manger-stall

Christ enters…we bow.

Ted Cowen

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