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At the manger

From the December 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal

sunrise through rock outcropping

“For unto us a child is born … and the government shall be upon his shoulder.” 
Isaiah 9:6

It wasn’t a child we saw—
it was the Christ,
the promised law,
not in the swaddled babe
but in the truth—
suffusing us with light
and blessed warmth, and more—
a peace such as we’d never felt before

He didn’t speak
yet his appearing
silenced all the savvy of the world—
its wiliness and cleverness,
and ways of winning—
now suddenly inane, irrelevant

For here is prophecy fulfilled
not in some future time, but now—
the law that says
what wins is innocence
shining forth this moment’s boundless worth: 
The simple, pure reflection
of almighty Truth
has come to set us free
and heal the earth.

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