UNBORN WORD of the day

Bethlehem points to Calvary – Advent leads to lent
March 16, 2008, 8:50 pm
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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