Nativity by Gertrude Kasebier c. 1901[6]

Nativity by Gertrude Kasebier c. 1901[6]

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”  ~Luke 2:11

 What God is This?

Following the angel’s appearance months ago,
A young woman – mystified, yet willing –
Subjected herself to ridicule
While readying for the baby whose presence
Began making itself evident.
Then came the night
On the heels of a long and arduous journey
In humbleness of setting and witness.
How prepared was the young woman’s weary body
And emotion-laden heart
For the miracle of birth, much less this Miracle of Birth –
This holy night that culminates in pulling her newborn son
To her breast,
Offering life-giving milk
To the very One who created life,
And came to offer it eternal.
What God is this who would choose this humble,
Implausible means
Out of love for a sinner?
          My God.
                          My God…
©  2013, Marie Elena Good

We will forgo today’s  In-Form Poet Wednesday with RJ Clarken, as it happens to fall on Christmas Day.

 If you are looking for poetic inspiration and have not done so already, please take a peek at William’s Season of Light prompt:

Wishing you all the blessings of the season.