Thursday, December 22, 2011

What You Said

In a universe yet unspoken, swirled in dark chaos, You ruled, breathless and complete. Before making, before matter, before motion, You knew men not yet shaped, not yet sinned. Simultaneous Creator, King, Emmanuel, Savior. While time waited, You said,

I am the Word made flesh.”

In a dark rush of hot blood mixed with new life’s water, You burst forth in first breath. Already living man, already Incarnate God. Sacrifice awaiting slaughter, already laid on the altar of the world. Another crimson flow forecast, Holy and Eucharist, Body and Blood, poised beneath the waiting knife, You said,

I am the Bread of Life.”

In a rude manger whose splinters spoke the thorns’ prophecy, You cried new tears. The spine not yet become a spear, the burr not yet become a scourge, the branch not yet become a crown, from sapling to stump, from cradle to cross, You would too soon carry wood that now carried you. As your pain bloomed, You said,

I am the Vine.”

In the cold, ignorant night after four hundred silent years, You lit an only star. Halting the great wheel of heaven, leading three staunch kings, confounding one royal fool, this blaze of celestial glory ended in a sad hill’s forsaken dark. Although “My God, My God” consummated the alleluia, and despair shrouded all, You said,

I am the Light of the World.”

In an unwary stable, serenaded by angelic choir, You dreamed, Victorious King, and heard:
This is my Son.”
It is Finished.”
He is risen.”
You saw sin and hell laid waste, temptation’s dark angel aflame, the fallen fruit of your own imagination returned in tearless triumphant reunion through heaven’s gates flung wide.
All this, and yet a baby. You said,

I AM.”

Merry Christmas


  1. thank you! It is beautiful! thank You Jesus!

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  4. It is amazing how HE IS everything we could ever need!

  5. What a beautiful post! Merry Christmas to you and yours. I wish you love and peace and happiness in this season of our Our Lord. Thank you for these beautiful written words.

  6. This is exquisitely beautiful. Thank you for posting it. I hope that you will consider adding it to the Link-UP on my blog this week.
    Merry CHRISTmas!

  7. Amen, what a wonderful post for Christmas. Thank you for sharing it.
    Blessings for a great new year.