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Noel and Noah

From the December 2019 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Starry ski

Like Noah
the Bethlehem shepherds
heard the celestial call.
They found the new-born Savior
within a crèche. 

Like Noah
the Magi of old 
saw a sign within the sky.
to Truth’s intent,
they were led thereby
toward him who showed
how to overcome the floods
of adversity.

At Christmas
there is always a star
calling us—
a message enlightened
by spiritual sense
leading us to the rescuing Christ.

Like Noah
in the light of tangible Love
I can open my ark—my thought—
to welcome 
compassion, patience, quietness,
and to offer 
gratitude, confidence, healing words.

It is an ark 
to meditate on the message
God’s angels always send: 
“You are My beloved child.
You are always with Me.
All I have is yours.”

Christmas is a call
to better see
the rainbow of our being. 

—Béatrice Labarthe

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