Filed under: Poems
In this painting by William Holman Hunt – The Triumph of the Innocents – The Innocents are seen with the Holy Family, in spirit, during the Family’s Flight to Egypt.
Hidden Legacy of Bethlehem
O Mary, obedient unto Christ’s birth
You carried the Savior to His manger
So that He might carry our sins to His cross.
O Joseph, chosen for a sacred duty
You adopted the Son of God here on earth
So that He might adopt us for His heavenly kingdom.
O Holy Innocents, martyrs all in suffering
You each did die instead of Christ,
So that He might die for my sins instead of me.
O Saints and heroes of Bethlehem
You opened the doors of your hearts to Him
Your actions foretelling the depth of His loving.
George A. Peate
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