Let the Stable…

Let the Stable Still Astonish

Let the stable still astonish:
Straw – dirt floor, dull eyes,
Dusty flanks of donkeys, oxen:
Crumbling, crooked walls:
No bed to carry that pain,
And then the child,
Re-wrapped, laid to cry
In a trough.

Who would have chosen this?
Who would have said: “Yes,
Let the Lord God of all the heavens and earth
Be born here, in this place?”

Who but the same God
Who stands in the darker fouler rooms
of our hearts
and says, “Yes,
let the God of Heaven and Earth
be born there –
in this place.”

Leslie Leyland Fields

May that baby in a manger be born in your hearts this Christmas.

Merry Christmas dear friends.