Dear Lord, an angel,
which our daughter crocheted years ago,
tops our Christmas tree.
An angel proclaimed
the good news of your birth
to the shepherds,
those at the bottom of society.
They hastened to see the baby
and then went to tell others.
that a Savior was born.
Can we yet grasp the good news
that we are worth this cosmic effort
to save us from our destructive ways?
Dear Lord, we are amazed!
Open our hearts anew
to your overwhelming love.
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.”
Hymn: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks