IN THE WORLD
By Dave Veerman
What in the world happened that day
with full inn and manger, a babe in the hay?
And skies filled with singing angels in flight
amazed and blessed shepherds seeking at night.
Who in the world could be this boy
swaddled and cradled welcoming joy?
Messiah, Immanuel, Savior, the Lord,
Wonderful Counselor, God’s Son adored.
Where in the world came this royal birth
certain splendid reception expressing his worth?
But no Roman palace, no opulent place,
held mother and child, just Bethlehem's grace.
Why in the world with limits here
fragile, so small profoundly near?
And growing, teaching, rejected, forsaken,
tortured, condemned, nailed, sin taken.
Jesus, your choice leaving the throne
to seek and save the lost, your own.
My Lord, my God by faith I am free,
your love flowing down in this world for me!