Divine message

inspired by my husband’s Christmas morning sermon

In the second chapter of Luke
there are three references
to the baby Jesus
lying in a manger

the word ‘lying’
signifying being placed there
by someone else

the same reference appears
three times in Luke 23
regarding Christ’s body in the tomb

beyond the symbolism
of three
as complete and perfect
— holy holy holy
the message of Christ
from creche to crypt
is that in our humanity
we must
have help

Christ in his Manger-Bed. Lawrence OP. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Jesus is laid in the tomb. dbgg1979. CC-BY

One thought on “Divine message

  1. Fran, your poem is beautiful and meaningful as always. How wonderful that your husband’s sermon inspired you to write this poem. The symbolism of 3 reminds me of the three in Jesus, God, and the holy spirit. Today, thinking back over the year, and the previous two years personally, in our nation, and globally I especially resonate with your last lines:
    “the message of Christ
    from creche to crypt
    is that in our humanity
    we must
    have help”
    Yes, we need help; it’s wonderful to know that we have Jesus to help.

    Thank you for sharing your poem and inspiration. Merry late Christmas and Happy New Year. May it bring you joy and peace.

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