What is Christmas?



A gift and a promise

A child of grace

of prophecy

of impossibility

of enormous potential

Angels heard

praising God in the cold night

with stars for company

Shepherds, sheep, sleepy and amazed

follow and see

incarnate joy

Crowded homes filled with family

no room for more

no room for the holy

no room except

there is still space


Your excitement at Christmas past

of innocent joy

the circle of family

lights and trees and gifts

still cold nights

people gone from sight

fragmented memories

candles, carols, chanting

bring us back to the crowded room

making room for the holy

our story


our story

of a child of grace


Merry Christmas!

Dean Kristi