Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Cox: The soft light from a stable door

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
    Christmas Eve
    In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
    —John 1:4 (NIV)
The soft light from a stable door
    Lies on the midnight lands;
The wise men’s star burns evermore,
    Over all the desert sands.

Unto all peoples of the earth
    A little Child brought light,
And never in the darkest place
    Can it be utter night.

No flickering torch, no wavering fire,
    But Light—the Life of men.
Whatever clouds may veil the sky,
    Never is night again.
    ... Lilian Cox, included in Masterpieces of Religious Verse, James Dalton Morrison, ed., New York: Harper & Bros., 1948, p. 229-230 (see the book)
    See also John 1:4; Matt. 2:1-2,9-11; Luke 2:30-32; John 8:12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have banished the darkness forever.

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