He Arrived: A Christmas Poem

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He arrived.

In the midst of darkness and sin, the Promised Child of the Ages came to the scene.
Unpretentious.
Without fanfare.
Quietly . . . on a still night in Palestine.
To ordinary people.
He arrived.

For the brokenhearted and those filled with shame, the Immanuel came to the scene.
A little child . . . a boy.
Testified by the prophets.
Quietly . . . on a still night in Palestine.
To ordinary people.
He arrived.

To those whose hearts swell with longing, God’s Anointed Son came to the scene.
The Almighty God.
Cloaked in flesh.
Quietly . . . on a still night in Palestine.
To ordinary people.
He arrived.

For redemption’s great purpose, Jesus Christ came to the scene.
Savior and Lord.
Born to die.
Died to rise again.
Quietly . . . on a still afternoon in Palestine.
For ordinary people.
He arrived.

For you.

(c) Copyright 2001 by Matthew R. St. John

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  1. Doug Tippens says:

    Brother Matthew,
    How many times have I told you we need to publish, publish, publish! I’m on your publishing committee and will get it started if you give me the GREEN light!

    Love you and your family!
    Doug

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